Do you have any wisdom for the poor saps who have to play you in match play? What strategies would be different in your mind for alternate formats? Ir stableford, match play etc
I am particularly interested in net match play. Very exciting US Am finish and i love match play in general. I frequently receive strokes and am curious how i might optimize strategy. If on a par five that i cannot reach in 2, and i get a stroke, and i watch opponent pump one out of bounds, does that affect whether i reach for driver in your mind? Lets say landing area is generous but ob on one side and fairway bunker in landing area. Or since we know we are not more accurate with 3 wood and we have a handicap stroke and now opponent hitting four from fairway, its even more of a green light driver situation?
I realize this is a bit much to add to this specific post, but for people who aspire to shoot 80, does strategy differ? Essentially half the holes can be bogey and outcome is achievable. Realistically higher handicaps are going to pump tee shots ob, after which double would be a great outcome for them. In the spirit of double avoidance should higher handicappers weight width of the fairway differently and fairway bunkers differently when considering strategy? For purpose of this discussion, lets assume driver is not the limiting factor in golf skill.
Apologies if this has been addressed elsewhere
Looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.