Strategy for Par 3’s

Step 1:
Evaluate where the traps are and where the safe areas are around the green.

Step 2:
Move up a club to have the ball travel further back and avoid bunkers near the front of the green.

5 thoughts on “Strategy for Par 3’s

  1. wouldnt leaving the ball below the hole on a uphill put for par be a little better than an above the hole downhiller for birdie, all things being equal?

    • I’d rather have a downhiller for birdie than be plugged in a bunker. If you can’t handle a downhiller you need to work on you putting. Amateurs never take enough club.

  2. 90 percent of all green attacks of amateurs leave it to short .. strokesaving means avoiding risk borne by player and by the course … Shawn I like the Wednesday for the Humpday reason.. 😉 … Thanks for all !!

    • Hey gang–thanks for all the comments. The best way I can put it. Golf is not about perfection–its about progress. I personally know from experience–I’ve made more pars from the middle of the green or long of the hole–than short–where all the trouble is located.

  3. Shawn, You assume that the viewer knows what the “10 Yards below you” means…
    Your instruction indicates that the shot is “…10 Yards below” for a 178-Yard Shot. The question is this: What exactly is “10 Yards” below you? Is it the Tee Box relative to the Pin? Or is is the Pin/Green that is located below where you are teeing from which results to the 10-Yards subtractive? Also, what would be the opposite?

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