Geoff Ogilvy likes to say that tournament golf pays for the golf he really loves, played on natural, classic courses that are often much shorter than the PGA Tour's 7,500-yard monsters. It lets Ogilvy play by feel rather than by mechanics on the ground, not just in the air, and without a stroke-score obsession – sometimes without even a full complement of clubs.
Try a half set of clubs.
"Tournament golf is about precision – 14 perfectly calibrated clubs and exact distances to the pin. But back at my home course, I'll often go out with seven clubs in a carry bag and not even check yardages. If the approach looks like a 5-iron, that's what I hit. Unless I don't have one – then it's a soft 4-iron or a hard 6. It gets the imagination going and helps on those in-between-yardage shots we rarely practice."
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