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I love the hybrid as a fringe putter. Keeps me from trying to get too cute on short chips.

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I have never been one to putt from off the green with a hybrid.  I've tried it, but the ball just seems to jump off the face too fast and the shaft is way too long.  Doesn't feel right.  Maybe I should spend so time with it, but I have never had a time at my course where I felt I needed that shot.

If you have your shot from that spot, go with it. I like the hybrid for longer chips because I'll tend to leave other shots short. But I'll also bump and run with everything from a 7 to a gap wedge. It's all what works for you.

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As Clint Eastwood once said, "a man's gots to know his limitations"

 

If I can't play a shot in practice I won't try it on course unless I've got no other option, if I'm playing Strokeplay, course and option management are crucial.

 

Not to say I don't let ego or stupidity (or both) get in the way occasionally, but knowing what you are capable of (and remember it can change round to round) is a massive part of the game.

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I wont call it stubborn but if im struggling with a certain club like driver off the tee and im not playing a hdcp round i will continue to hit it trying to figure out whats going wrong. since i don't care about my score im not too worried about having blow up holes.  if im playing a hdcp round a large majority of the time im planning the hole out on the tee box for best way to get the ball in the hole.

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Yes, less than 2 feet of fringe. I can putt from the fringe if the pin is less than 10 feet away. If its longer I will always chip it. I don't mind chipping from tight lies. I've chipped twice this year already off the green because I was on the wrong part of the green and no way to putt the ball anywhere close to the hole within going through fringe and/or rough.

 

I have never been one to putt from off the green with a hybrid. I've tried it, but the ball just seems to jump off the face too fast and the shaft is way too long. Doesn't feel right. Maybe I should spend so time with it, but I have never had a time at my course where I felt I needed that shot.

I like to use my PW in these situations, play it very upright like you are putting, and play the ball off the meat of the toe area, it will have some “check” to it, but will help Control the speed better than the hybrid, I have the same issue with hybrid or putter from the fringe, the hybrid jumps off the face and goes 20 feet past, and then the putter gets stuck in the fringe and comes up short, the PW I feel like I can control the shot so that's what I do.

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I like to use my PW in these situations, play it very upright like you are putting, and play the ball off the meat of the toe area, it will have some “check” to it, but will help Control the speed better than the hybrid, I have the same issue with hybrid or putter from the fringe, the hybrid jumps off the face and goes 20 feet past, and then the putter gets stuck in the fringe and comes up short, the PW I feel like I can control the shot so that's what I do.

 

8 iron for me in that spot, but the One Length hybrid I'm picking up soon intrigues me as an option.

 

For me, I wouldn't call it stubborn so much as I would call it pressing. I know my game very well and when I'm not performing up to par, I try to get a bit back. I don't see it as stubborn because I know the shots and holes I can take those risks on at my home course, but it's more pressing because I always want to shoot my best score.

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Hogan said something to the effect of.. "Golf is 20% talent and 80% management." And Yogi Berra famously said: "50% of the game is 90% mental"

 

So, NO, you're not alone! I suspect less than optimal management decisions are not solely the province of high handicappers, either.

 

Anyway, I also share that problem. Big goal for this year is to "hit the shot _I_ can" and not the shot "I want" nor the shot my ego is telling me to go for .. because ironically your ego should be happier with a lower score, right?, vs (maybe) having that one hero shot to gloat about...........

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Oh- also practice putting with a hybrid (if you carry one) .. can be very effective from a short distance off the green with short grass between.

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I'm guilty of this also. Pride is also apart of my issue. If my partner pulls 8 Iron in my head I have to pull 8 Iron. Difference is, he can hit it 150, I'm 130. Last fall I started playing my game. I was able to close the gap. Also, took some lessons to clean up my swing. I believe I'm going to catch him again!

 

 

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I'm guilty of this also. Pride is also apart of my issue. If my partner pulls 8 Iron in my head I have to pull 8 Iron. Difference is, he can hit it 150, I'm 130. Last fall I started playing my game. I was able to close the gap. Also, took some lessons to clean up my swing. I believe I'm going to catch him again!

 

 

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It's not what tool you use, it's how you use it.

 

Took the boss out, he is swinging 130% at gap wedges, while take a knock down 9 iron. I almost dunked mine, he came up short.

 

Quality of strike will win every time.

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Not me, I'll putt when I can and when I can't I'm much more likely to putt with a hybrid then pull a wedge. Unless you're tour tested, leave your ego and your cell phone in the car, bro.

 

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OK, you got me.  I get the ego thing, but I've tried for a couple of days to get the cell phone reference.  I must be thick, along with being stubborn.

I always try to remember that I'm not good enough to get mad!

 

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Haven't read the entire thread, but I think this paraphrased quote applies: “Golf is played on a field 4 inches wide. The space between your ears.”

~ Bobby Jones

 

 

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Yep I am. I always try making the great shot instead of doing the smart shot. For example had to do a flop shot over sand into a small window. So instead of just going a little deeper and giving myself a reasonable putt I tried bumping it off a hill of course didn't make it... hello 6 instead of possible 4 at worst 5 because I'm stubborn

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