Par Four and Five Tee Club Selection

By John Elliott

Par Four and Five Tee Club Selection

You know we all know how important club selection is from the fairway to the green. How about from the tee to fairway with respect to the next shot? I am standing at the sixteenth hole here at Golden Ocala and the card is showing me that it 383 yard long. That is my initial reference point for what I want to do from this tee box. What allows me to choose what I want to do is that I brought a handful of clubs. I have a driver, three wood and five wood. The worst thing I can do on this hole is hit the ball past the landing area. If I choose to use my driver I am going to drive it beyond where I want to be for my next shot to the green. So I am going to play with my three wood. This is to allow me to hit the ball inside the one 50 and be in my favorite scoring range, one 20 back to one 50. So remember, when you are playing golf club selection is just as important on the tee box, especially when you are playing par-4 and par fives, as it is from the fairway with an iron. Why? Because your goal is to get this shot into position to get the next shot from where you feel like where you strength is. If it as one 20 you are trying to get it to the one 20. If it is one 50 then one 50. Whatever it is. Don't just assume that every four and five par is a driver because more often than not they aren't.


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