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#1 whiskey golf

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:19 AM

I started the topic about gaming super lob wedges and a lot of you said that they are a difficult club to use. So this question is somewhat related. In your opinion, what is the hardest club to hit or become proficient with? This is based off of your experience and opinion and not generalizing what it would be for others.

For me, I think a 3 wood or any fairway wood for that matter is really hard to hit. I can't hit it off the deck or off the tee yet I can hit a 2 iron just fine, go figure.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

The putter

Mostly due to the much much lower margin of error. You can be 1 or 2 degree's left/right with most clubs and end up just fine. Same thing with a putter will miss.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

I used to think it was the 3W. Then I got the Cobra Baffler T-Rail and I find it easier to hit than my 19* Adams a12 hybrid.
Go figure. But the 3W is still harder to hit than my 4 iron.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

I'm in the class of not being able to hit a 3 wood. I carry a Ping G20 5 wood, which is long and reliable.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

I struggle with long irons and putter mostly.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

I struggle to ht my 3W with any consistency. I have no trouble getting the ball in the air but direction is a myth.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

I started the topic about gaming super lob wedges and a lot of you said that they are a difficult club to use. So this question is somewhat related. In your opinion, what is the hardest club to hit or become proficient with?

The lower the loft the harder it is to hit up to about 58 degrees. However, the hardest club for me to be proficient at is the putter which has the lowest loft of all. There is no club that has the smaller margin of error, as hckymeyer points out, but there is no club that is affected by course and weather conditions as the putter either. Not only that, you can hit a putt really well, and cost yourself another stroke. I have topped 3FM and bladed 64* wedges and they still found the green but I can not remember ever seeing a short putt go in the hole.

Actually, I did miss a putt the other day on really fast greens and it went behind the hole and rolled back and fell in from the other side.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

Interesting discussion -- can hit a 3W fine off the tee and - if my expectations are reasonable - well enough off the deck. I don't expect to be super accurate with it -- just get it in the right zip code and I'm happy.

Forgetting 60-64 degree wedges, which I don't carry - I have the most trouble with my 9 and PW, and it's a round by round thing...some days can hit 'em great, others they pose a very real danger to other golfers. The problem rests purely between the ears...

Also had a love-hate relationship with my 3 & 4 hybrids last year -- no rhyme nor reason to it....

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

I'm gonna say the driver and putter; those are certainly the weakest parts of my game.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

The putter

Mostly due to the much much lower margin of error. You can be 1 or 2 degree's left/right with most clubs and end up just fine. Same thing with a putter will miss.


Yep, for me this. And HM's explanation is excellent. For me, I can block my Spoon(3FM) and I did just this last summer, and I sent it 225-230 yds about 10 yds right of my intended target and I was on the first cut greenside fringe, 42-43' from the pin instead of the intended 5-15'. I had a slightly uphill right-left breaker for eagle on a glass-like green.

I wanted to leave it on the low-side, preferably left of the hole, as I prefer left-right comebacks. I left myself a 5' uphill left-right putt. I've made this putt thousands of times & even more in my mind. I missed. It was well stroked. It just didn't break & stayed on the high side.

Now I "mishit" a FM and hit a nice putt. Which one cost me?

The putter is very, very unforgivable, HaHa

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Toss up between the driver and putter. If my swing is off, I can hit my 3wood farther than my driver.

Putter is the money club though, that 12 footer for birdie kills me all the time.




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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

For me, it's a low lofted driving iron.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

Glad to see I'm not the only one without a 3 wood in the bag ;)

While it's true the putter is the most unforgiving, I think most people hit one well enough they'll keep it in the bag - lol For me, the 3 wood was more a dangerous temptation than an effective tool.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

I'm gonna toss out another for the 3wood

I picked up a Cobra Baffler Trail 3 wood last year and it made things easier, but I still found myself topping the ball more than any other club.

When I took the 3 wood out of my bag I started scoring better.

I hate to admit my driver cause I actually have rounds of brilliance with the thing, but I believe if I took the driver out of play on more holes I could cut more strokes.

So, I guess the question could come back to - what club if I removed it from my bag would help to lower my score the quickest.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Got to say its my Driver and wood. Can't get a day to day grip on them, My irons and wedges are butter but when you can't get out of the tee box then that 4 iron has a long way to go to try to par a hole..
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