Game:What would you hit?

Here's how it works, someone posts a situation, next person replies what club/shot they would hit, and then a new situation.



I'll start. Tee shot on a straightaway 350 yd par 4, OB left, water right, youre 1 up, you have to hit the fairway. What would you hit?



-Kyle
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  • EHSgolf11EHSgolf11 Members Posts: 166
    Smooth 3 wood, 240 down the middle



    110, pins tucked up against the water on the right side on the top of a slope, what would you hit?
  • Ditty_72Ditty_72 Jr. Boomers, Lefty Boomers Posts: 637
    I'd hit a knockdown PW with a little cut (I'm a lefty) to avoid the water and make my par and get out.



    Playoff hole to win a tournament, the fairway has OB right and water left- your opponent hits a clutch tee shot to a tough fairway right down the middle- do you take driver and follow him or do you play it safe and make sure you hit the fairway?
  • r7425r7425 Jr. Boomers Posts: 313
    Hit the fairway with 3 wood, then stick one on the flag and put all the pressure on him.

    You're 1 down with 2 to play, and your ball is on the collar of the fringe and rough, with about 20 feet to the hole. How do you play the shot?
  • lhsgolfer2lhsgolfer2 Members Posts: 403
    driver past him!



    2nd shot, par 5, 230, pin is front of the green with deep bunkers surrounding and a creek short. All cylinders or lay back?





    mike
  • JKBJKB Scratch Golfer Jr. Boomers Posts: 931
    kblakeney35 wrote on Aug 28 2006, 05:44 PM:


    Here's how it works, someone posts a situation, next person replies what club/shot they would hit, and then a new situation.



    I'll start. Tee shot on a straightaway 350 yd par 4, OB left, water right, youre 1 up, you have to hit the fairway. What would you hit?



    -Kyle




    Well hit an cut 3 wood and hit 54 in to the green and stick it tight and put all the pressure on him
  • bjacksonbjackson Win The Day Marshals Posts: 5,689 mod
    for r7425 i'd belly my lob wedge and play it like a putt.

    for lhs i'd go 3 wood and carry it way over the creek, bunkers and have it land on the back edge or back fringe.



    you are even with your friend going into the par 5 18 hole while betting a large amount of money in a round lets say a couple hundred. he gets on in regualtion, with a 40 footer for his bird. you have a 40 yard shot from the rough for your third, but a tree blocks the direct route to the hole. do you do flop over the tree for the sure win and $$$ if you can pull it off, or do you play it safe and go to the middle of the green, which result in a tie and no money?
  • SimpSimp Members Posts: 2,909 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 28, 2006 #8
    For a couple hundred dollars...I'd go for the tie and make him sink his putt to beat me. For a few dollars...I'm going over the tree!
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  • kblakeney35kblakeney35 Jr. Boomers Posts: 937
    Come on guys, we need to keep this orderly. The first person to reply is the only person to reply to that situation. Let's keep this moving along. bjackson was the last person to post a situation, next person to reply is the only person who reply's to this one.



    -Kyle


    bjackson wrote on Aug 28 2006, 05:23 PM:


    you are even with your friend going into the par 5 18 hole while betting a large amount of money in a round lets say a couple hundred. he gets on in regualtion, with a 40 footer for his bird. you have a 40 yard shot from the rough for your third, but a tree blocks the direct route to the hole. do you do flop over the tree for the sure win and $$$ if you can pull it off, or do you play it safe and go to the middle of the green, which result in a tie and no money?
  • sean10sean10 Account Hold Posts: 366
    Go under the tree to the middle of the green....two putt....and hope he three putts....make him make the mistake not you.







    New Situation: Match is all square.....playing 18....par 4.....410 yards.....water right...OB left.....FW bunkers at 240 out....260 to carry.....opponent hits driver over the bunkers and has 130 yards to the green....what do you do?
  • kblakeney35kblakeney35 Jr. Boomers Posts: 937
    Pull out driver and rip it!



    par 3, 165 yards, 25 mph wind straight into you, what club/shot do you hit?



    -Kyle
  • sean10sean10 Account Hold Posts: 366
    Punch draw 5 iron





    200 yard shot......50 ft. downhill.....20 mph wind at your back.....what club do you hit?
  • RJC59RJC59 Members Posts: 1,222 ✭✭
    just baby a 6 iron out there to keep it under the wind and go flag hunting...





    Ok 18th hole, par 5 510 yards, you hit your tee shot into the woods to the right, your 1 shot down and your opponent has already layed up.. third place is 1 stroke back of you and you need to at least come 2nd to stay in top 125 in money list and earn your card for next year. There is a pond infront of the right side of the green and theres a 10 yard gap about 60 yards out in the trees, so you'll need to hit a hard 3 wood with a tiny fade to put it on the green, or you can pitch out side ways and have about 210 yards left for your third shot...





    WHAT DO U DO.
  • emcemc Jr. Boomers Posts: 987
    3 wood into the water and up and down for par!



    OK, 3rd shot on a par 4, you've got a hardpan lie, 20 yards from the pin, which is 4 feet on. You're tied with your buddy, who has a 10 footer for par. Do you flop for glory or play for a 20 foot putt?



    WHAT DO YOU DO?
  • Ditty_72Ditty_72 Jr. Boomers, Lefty Boomers Posts: 637
    Flop shot- not a huge swing flop shot, just kind of like a regular pitch shot with an open blade- this shot spins a lot with a 64* wedge lol



    You're on the downslope of a fairway bunker with an awkward stance. You have 150 yards to the green and you have a 1 shot lead. The guy who's playing with you is in 2nd 1 shot back, and he sticks his approach shot to within tap-in range and it's sure that he'll make his birdie. What do you do?
  • emcemc Jr. Boomers Posts: 987
    Hit a wedge, to make sure it comes out. It will probably be 10 yards short of the green but better than still in the bunker.



    You've hit a ball OB on the last hole to lose by a shot. Do you a) Throw a tantrum, b) Be a gracious loser and try harder next time or c) take your sand wedge and 'sort out' the winner? lol
  • sean10sean10 Account Hold Posts: 366
    Umm....I think it supposed to be actually playing situations....but anyways I'll take C.



    18th hole....All square...275 yard Par 4....completely over water.....fairway to the right of the water......opponent takes out driver and knocks it on to 50 ft.....what do you do?
  • sean10sean10 Account Hold Posts: 366
    BTW...Kyle I think this is a great thread!
  • Ditty_72Ditty_72 Jr. Boomers, Lefty Boomers Posts: 637
    Take out a 5 iron (175 yards for me), put it on the 100 yard marker, pull out a sand wedge and knock it stiff, and make birdie. I don't think the guy will make a 50 footer- if he does, he deserves to win. I couldn't reach the green if I tried. I'd make birdie, take the tie, or hope he 3-putts for an embarrasing par.



    You have a 6 foot putt to win. It has a huge break from left to right, and if the ball misses, you'll have another long puttfor the tie. Do you A) hit it firm to the center/left edge, B) play the huge break, or C) Hit it lightly and play for a 2-putt??
  • Ditty_72Ditty_72 Jr. Boomers, Lefty Boomers Posts: 637
    This is a great thread!
  • sean10sean10 Account Hold Posts: 366
    B





    230 to the pin....210 to the front.....nothing in front of the green...what club/shot do you hit?
  • EHSgolf11EHSgolf11 Members Posts: 166
    normal 3 iron to the middle of the green



    your on the 18th hole, a par 4 and you opponent, who your tied with gets on in 2 to about 50 feet. your in a greenside bunker with a huge lip and the pin is right over the lip, do you try to knock it close over the lip, or do you play to the middle of the green where the lip is not as big?
  • emcemc Jr. Boomers Posts: 987
    Go for the flag, I'm real confident in my bunker play.



    Short and extremely tight par 5 with trees 10 yards left and OB 10 yards right (my 18th), par will tie you. do you hit 5 iron, 5 iron wedge or driver and go for the jugular?
  • ScottWS33ScottWS33 Up and down for par Jr. Boomers Posts: 1,379
    5 iron, 5 iron, wedge. From there I still have a good chance of birdie.



    I will take an example from my course. Play a shot roughly 190 yards to the edge of the dogleg leaving the same distance again to the flag? Clear over trees and hit it about 240 yards leaving you about 120 yards? Or take out the big dog and hit it over out of bounds - a carry of about 270 yards but leaving a short pitch to the green?
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  • emcemc Jr. Boomers Posts: 987
    Over the trees with 120 to go.



    You've got a full wedge into a green with a backstop behind the flag. Do you fly into the backstop and risk taking bogey by going over but leave yourself a tap-in birdie if it works?
  • r7425r7425 Jr. Boomers Posts: 313
    I'd hit a low checker that lands short of the flag, give myself a good chance at birdie and make no worse than par.



    You're in a bunker 160 yards from the flag, with water guarding the green, and your opponent is on in regulation. Do you go for the green or lay up?
  • kevlar foxkevlar fox Jr. Boomers Posts: 79
    emc wrote on Aug 29 2006, 06:23 PM:


    Over the trees with 120 to go.



    You've got a full wedge into a green with a backstop behind the flag. Do you fly into the backstop and risk taking bogey by going over but leave yourself a tap-in birdie if it works?




    No, I don't, for the most part. Maybe if I was pressing, but I would probably chase an 8 iron onto the green. If it's short, I have an uphill putt, and if it's long, the backstop should help a bit.



    You're on the 17th hole in the final round of the U.S. Open. You're a shot behind and playing with the leader.



    The 17th is a long par five. It's a forced layup for all but the longest players. The pin is tucked front right, 15 feet on the green. You and the leader both lay up to a safe distance. The leader hits first, and puts it in the middle of the green, with an easy two-putt. You've got 120 out, lots of space to the left. A false front is front-right. Anything right of the pin will spin back into a collection area, where 3/25 people on the day have gotten up and down.



    Do you go for the par, and hope for another par on the extremely difficult 18th, or attack the pin?
  • kblakeney35kblakeney35 Jr. Boomers Posts: 937
    That would be a time to be aggressive for me. I'd hit a knockdown pw straight at the pin, if it has any curve at all it will be a draw away from trouble, then sink the putt.



    your go-to shot, fade or draw?


    sean10 wrote on Aug 29 2006, 10:12 AM:


    BTW...Kyle I think this is a great thread!





    Ditty_72 wrote on Aug 29 2006, 10:49 AM:


    This is a great thread!




    I appreciate it guys, merci beaucoup. image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':idhitit:' />



    -Kyle
  • EHSgolf11EHSgolf11 Members Posts: 166
    fade, can't control the draw



    You have a 5 foot putt to win the Masters, it breaks a considerable amount, do you try and play all of the break, or do you firm it at the cup?
  • mikeweirfanmikeweirfan Members Posts: 173 ✭✭
    Play allll the break so that Taylormade can make a better commercial than Nike did with Tigers shot.





    You have 260 to the green and you have an uphill lie. Your 1 up in the match and your oppenent has already laid up to the par 5 but you know he will make birdie because he is a great wedge player.

    What do you do?
  • KingOAcesKingOAces Jr. Boomers Posts: 739
    Try and go for it. If it doesn't happen you have a short chip up to the green. Always expect everyone to do the unthinkable in matchplay.



    Your down by one with one to play. You snap-hook your drive into some trees, but because it is a dogleg left, you have 50 yards into the green. A tree is blocking your path some 12 feet in front of you. Do you try and hit over the tree onto the green to try and give yourself a chance for birdie? Or do you take your medicine and punch out backwards to 120 yards and try to make par? Your competetor has missed the GIR but has a short chip for birdie.



    KinG

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