“There’s nothing wrong with making half a bogey.”
The scorecard says it’s a par 4, but if I learned anything that week, it’s that sometimes that number is irrelevant. Often you hear long hitters talk about a par 5 that’s easily reachable in two strokes as being a par 4½, but it’s the ip side – those very di cult par 4s – that require closer attention.
I bet your course has at least one par 4 that’s more like a 4½. It might play that way all the time, or only in wet or windy conditions. Once you identify the hole, consider if playing to the green in three strokes instead of forcing two shots will result in a lower average score. Since 1962, I’ve played Railway 4-iron-4-iron-wedge a bunch of times. –