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Par 4s

Problem

You do great on Par 3 and Par 5 holes but for some reason struggle on Par 4 holes.

Cure

Think about what makes the Par 4 holes unique for you. You might be able to land the ball on or near the green on Par 3s and usually have a nice 3rd shot on Par 5s. Considering these factors can help you adjust your strategy for Par 4 holes. A simple change such as using your 3 iron off the tee could help you shave off a stroke overall by improving your approach to the green.

Therapy

Instead of trying to make a killer drive as far as you can, consider safer landing areas that you could easily reach with one of your woods, hybrids or irons. You do not always need your approach to the green to be reached with a wedge. Use the safe landing areas on the fairway to help you decide what club you could use as an approach to the green with a hybrid or middle iron. Do not be afraid to ask the staff about the pin position if you are not familiar with this course in order to help you decide on the best approach.

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