Strategy question to pose to the group. Feel free to cite any specific strokes gained stuff, or simply your opinion. A course I play a bit has a couple very long par 3’s. One in particular usually plays about 235yd from the back tees with tree trouble all around.
For me, if I wanted to get to the green in regulation it would be a 3 wood (probably my most erratic club). The choice I usually make is to hit my 3 hybrid (around 215yd club) even if it doesn’t give me a shot at the green. Guessing my dispersion, I think my possible results with these clubs would wind up like this:
3 hybrid: 80% left with a chip with a decent chance at an up and down. 20% left with a recovery shot, low chance at up and down.
3 wood: 50% left with decent chip, 40% left with difficult recovery shot, 10% on the green.
I know those aren’t the most exact numbers in the world, but still what do you think? (and yes, I know I should probably practice my 3 wood a bit )
Have any similar situations for yourself?