Wel all have one...what's yours? Maybe we can help each other figure out how to play it.
At the course I played today, I have 2...#7, a 220 yard Par 3 and #15, a short par 4, 382 yards - water on the approach shot to an elevated green. For both these, I wind up with shots in between my normal yardages.
For #7, which usually plays into the wind, I figure I need to strip the ball 225. In my bag I have a 3W which usually goes 235 to 240 yards and a 5W which goes about 215. So if I nut the 5W, I probably get on the fringe or come up short. If no wind, than i'm on. If I try to hit the 3W, I have to lay off it. Those dont usually work out well for me.
For #15, water starts about 240. So I strip 5W and have 125 to the middle..in between my PW and my GW. The risk with the GW is coming up short on the elevated green and rolling back down to the water. Mounds and undulations behind the green create challenges if you go over.
So for #15, I could lay off the tee shot and hit a hybrid, but now I'm looking at a 8I or 9I into that green, but at least its a full swing. I really can't risk hitting any closer to the green without bringing water into play.
For #7, I guess I'll start choking down on the 3W and seeing what I can do.