A lot of my high handicap client tell me that they want to get really good with their 4 iron or hybrid in order to hit the long par 3’s in 1 shot. Most of these golfers are off a handicap of 27 or above and in simple terms , they probably get two shots on the hole.
I always tell them that there is no such thing as a Par 3 , Par 4 or Par 5 for them . There is however a Par 3 will be a 4 or a 5, a Par 4 will be a 5 or a 6 and a Par 5 will be a Par 6 or 7.
If they played the hole as their handicap suggested ie playing straight and not worrying about length, combining it with a solid short game then they would be their handicap more often than not on the hole.
Sure we all want Pars , but lets settle for our Handicap Par on the hole and then the scores will start coming.
I remember a saying “Good Golf is boring Golf, why make it exciting ?”