important thing to know is your 'Go Point.'
This is the
point from which you have a realistic chance of hitting the green with
an iron. Beyond this point (unless it's to win the match) you should set up the surer shot to the green..
on your answers to the questions, your 'Go Point' is
yards. On any given (Par 4) hole, if you can Drive the ball (into the
fairway) and leave yourself a shot closer than this... go for it.
your Tee Shot and 'Go Point,' you can challenge holes up to
yards long. Check the wind, water and weather and hit your driver.
holes, play it safe... play it smart.
For example, let's
say the hole is
yards long. If you try to muscle the ball to your Go Point, chances
are pretty good that you'll mis-hit the shot. Relax. Hit a smooth
yard drive. Then hit a
yard positioning shot. This will set up an easy
yard wedge to the green. Two putt for Bogey.
(not if, but 'when') you mis-hit a drive, don't panic. Unless you have a great lie, a straight shot to green
your opponent is on the green putting for the win, take your medicine.
Try to hit
your second shot to a point between
yards (between your 'Go point' and a Wedge) to the green. Get on in
three and try to make the putt.
Remember, the longest hole you should challenge is