Originally Posted by Piobaire
You are correct, I need to get out and play some rounds. However, as I said, this would be based on many data points, per iron, and an average distance calculated not just a single data point per iron so your summation on that was incorrect.
Been doing the three tee putting drill this week. Getting that routine down pat.
I agree about forgetting about looking at the course layout and deciding what club to hit what distance beforehand. I used to do this...(just to see if I could get away with not having to hit a 5 or 6 iron), but its pretty useless. Elevation changes, wind direction and speed, trees and even their height, pin placement, slopes, tee box location, hazards, how you are hitting the ball that day and what clubs are working for you, etc. are all factors that come into play and can change on the fly once you are out there.
I've had courses I've never played on before where I thought I'd be hitting one club and once I actually got onto the hole it was completely different. Even the same hole can one day be a 7 iron and the next be a 3 iron. I've played in Vegas with heavy winds where I'd hit a driver 325 plus on one hole with the wind and then 175 on the next into the wind. So that 155 yard par 3 that looks like a 7 iron on paper can easily become something completely different.