My game is long but wild, and so far this year my woods have been extremely erratic. Of course, I've only been to a driving range once despite actually playing three times already so I haven't exactly done a whole lot of range work to try to work out the wildness.
One thing I am happy about so far this year is my putting seems to be better, and I'm also hitting my mid to short iron approach shots fairly well. I've been able to avoid three putts (except for the extremely long and/or fringe/rough putts), and I've been money from inside about eight feet or so on the green. I also drained a 25-foot downhill right-to-left putt on Saturday.
Those approach shots and my work on the green has bailed me out quite a bit from my erratic tee game so far. My woods have been so erratic that oftentimes this year I've just elected to tee off with a 5-iron. Of course, it helps that I can hit a 5-iron circa 215ish, and on most par 4s I've been able to go 5-iron off the tee and then anywhere from 7-iron to wedge to the green, even on the 400+ yard par 4s.
Originally Posted by Screwball
I've been trying to play as much has possible now that it's warmed up. Saturday we got out to Walen Ponds up in Hamilton. Real nice course, and we got a real good deal too - only $23 a player. If you haven't heard of it before, try checking golflink.com before making a tee time. A lot of times, they'll have pretty significant discounts on greens fees.
I'm assuming you mean Walden Ponds, and if so I played there last month. Decent course, and we actually played there early enough in March that there was still snow on the ground.
Also, case in point to my long but wild game: I hit four houses on the front nine at Walden Ponds last month while playing there.