Playing in dryer weather

stevo

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What a difference playing in dry weather,up until now i have been struggling to reach the greens in 2 on our par 4s.Now its difficult staying on the green its like a new game all my distances have now changed.Any body else having the same problems? :cool:
 

HomerJSimpson

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Will find out tomorrow. Haven't played properly for over a week. Club foursomes on Saturday (36 holes of alternate shots - not always from the short stuff) and forced to cry off the medal on Sunday as I spent most of Saturday crouched over the loo.

Going to get a good bit of practice in tomorrow and 18 holes (missed out on caddying in the pro-am so going to play instead of going to watch). Got a big game on Thursday when I'm entertaining viscount17 after he has been to Wentworth and then got a competition over hte bank holiday (two cards over any three days - stableford).

It was damp last weekened when we played the foursomes so I'm hoping the ball will run tomorrow. I have to say the fairways and tees were in good knick. THe greens need a little more growing weather but in general terms the course looked 7.5 out of 10 and was playing probably 6.5/7. Give it a few more weeks of showers and sun and it will be a picture
 

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I wouldn't call it a problem....but looking at your card for the course, I think I can imagine what's going on!!!

Long par 4s are a killer in the winter, then in the summer they are difficult; if you hit an iron in to the green it'll probably stop, if you go with a wood, you need to land it ridiculously short!!!

Mostly, you'll just need to experiment and work out roughly how short to land those pesky fairway woods to allow for the run!
 

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I played yesterday and three times from distance the ball was arrowing towards the pin only to go through the green :(. Hardly leaving a pitchmark now. It is two clubs less for me to some of ours greens now they have firmed up.
 

RGuk

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Exactly....it's a real pain. Short irons will stop but you've got to be canny with longer shots. I enjoy the challenge....working out the general lie of the hole, sending the ball down to land short and see it roll up and round to near the flag....best feeling there is....especially as I can't normaly even reach!!!
 
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