I hit a shot this morning that I’m not sure if it was more a bad choice or just poor execution, so I’m curious to know what other people would have done.
On a par 4, I hit a poor tee shot that left me in the rough. I had 150 yds to the front of the green, 180 yds to the back. That’s an easy 6 iron for me.
But there were two problems. First, the lie was not great (but not terrible). There wasn’t a lot of grass directly around the ball, but the grass was more dense a few inches behind it. It made me think I’d need to come in at a pretty precise angle to get clean contact without too much interference from the grass. But it didn’t seem terrible - wish I took a picture.
Second, I had water in front of me that goes pretty close to the green. Plan B would have been a ~70 yd layup before the water for another ~90+ yds to the green.
I went for it, and of course, didn’t hit it cleanly and ended up in the water.
So what do you guys think - good choice with poor execution, or bad choice with too much risk? (I’m a 15 handicap.)