Dog-legs ! What's your theory?

John_Findlay

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Ok. Here's the situation. You're playing a tree-lined par 4 with a dog leg (left) just short of (or at) your driving distance. What does everyone do?

Choices are;-

1. Hit a straight drive - easier said than done
2. Draw it around the corner - trouble if you overdo it or it goes straight
3. Fade it to the outside of the bend. At least if you overdo it you're not blocked out by trees.

What do YOU do?
 
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Easy - no.2 Moving it left I can do with my eyes shut, if however the dog leg bent right I would be struggling!
 

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Good to see there's intelligent life out there!

I used to do 1 but am now trying to do 3. Unfortunately a 2 usually sneaks up on me and a 9 is usually the result!
 

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what do i try and do - draw a 3 wood to end in the middle

what actually happens is i bottle it, pull out of the shot and block it right, into the trees
 

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What I should do, as I hit the ball left to right, is 3. However I usually have a fit of ill placed confidence in my ability to draw the ball from the tee, aim out right and proceed in hitting the worst slice of the day sending the ball clattering into the trees on the right.
 

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OOhh, one of my favourites...NOT!
If I had to use the driver......I'd aim just right of centre and hope I don't hit a bad one. Usually, I find that if you take the safe side (right on a left dog-leg and vice versa) you can hit it slightly shorter and still not be blocked out. It's not a fool-proof plan though!

Dave
 
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