Be Smart off the Tee

A player who does not trust their iron game will often use the driver from the tee when they should not. Most players would gladly take an approach shot of 130 to 150 from the fairway, but if they don’t trust themselves from that range, they use the driver, hoping to force the ball a lot closer than that. And that’s where the player too often finds the ball out of position with almost no chance to hit the green, and ends up with double bogey. If the golf hole is just going to hand you that 130 approach shot with conservative play, why not take it–how much trouble can you get into from there? That isn’t to say don’t use your driver…’s just saying be smart about it. Know your strengths and weaknesses and select your shot accordingly.