Don’t be tempted at those long par-3s

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When you are faced with playing a long par three (say 190 to 210 yards or more) think about keeping your score low rather than making birdies.

When you are faced with playing a long par three (say 190 to 210 yards or more) think about keeping your score low rather than making birdies.
The safe option is to shoot for the middle of the green rather than at the pin – especially when it is protected by bunkers or is dangerously near the edge of a raised green.
Going after the pin in these circumstances can so easily get you in trouble and lead to a bogey or even a double bogey.
Landing in the middle if the green always gives you the chance of a birdie, but even if you miss it, the chance is strong that you’ll walk away with a very acceptable par.
So don’t be tempted. Not unless you are in a dire position and have nothing to lose

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