I'm a great believer in the theory that says we are all born with a swing. We just need to take up the game and discover that swing. A good teacher can help bring that out in us or we can discover it ourselves as we learn the game. Along with that inborn swing comes a shot shape. It can be a gentle fade or conversely a gentle draw. It can be a dead straight borer, a high or low bender. Whatever it is, it becomes our go to shot. The shot say where on a par five that takes you three shots to get there, it's that second shot - the lay up that you know will pretty much land and roll up to where you want it to.
At my club the10th is a reachable par five but for whatever reason sometimes I just want to play it as a three shot hole. I hit 3 wood from the tee and that leaves me probably the most important shot of the hole. It sets me up for my third which is a gap wedge of about 100 yards. My layup shot then is the one and I hit my go to 3-5 yard draw, usually a 5 iron that puts me in the mayors office and possible birdie city if I get my wedge approach right.
My go to shot is that 3-5 yard draw that I can comfortably hit at will whenever I want. What's your go to shot?