26 Play smart

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How to as­sess all the op­tions to de­cide if to go for a par 5 in two.

Even good drives can give you a strat­egy dilemma. Get­ting a good one away on a par 5 can bring the green within range, of­fer­ing the po­ten­tial for an heroic sec­ond shot and an ea­gle putt; but typ­i­cally, the greens on short par 5s are

de­signed to re­ceive a short pitch, are well pro­tected and do not al­ways re­ward such brav­ery. You will make your smartest play when you base your de­ci­sion on these five fac­tors. Take them into ac­count be­fore pulling the trig­ger.

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