I do not know of any golfer that hates to play par 3s. Well, that is until they arrive at the hole and realize that the distance they need to hit is not within their wheelhouse. Then, their elation of stepping up to the tee turns to dread, but does it have to always be that way? Regardless of the situation, every golfer has a perfect distance for their game on the shortest holes on the golf course. It is just matter of knowing what that is to improve our golf scores.
One would think that the short shot the better. However, that is not the case when I asked The Grateful Golfers. The obvious choice, in my mind, was between 126 and 150 yards. This proved to be right, but I was surprised to see so many respondents answer to 151+ yards. That seems quite far, but not for their game.
And my above statement is the point of this article. There is no one perfect distance for a par 3, except for the one that fits your game.
I have had 3 holes in one at distances of 145, 179, and 211 yards. I used an 8 iron, 4 iron, and 3 hybrid respectively. So, it is hard to say what is my perfect distance. However, if I was answering this question, I would say 150 yards. That is a smooth 7 iron for me and the one club that would offers the best chance at birdie or another hole in one.
What is your perfect distance for par 3s?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!