The worst doglegs are the ones with forests; many golfers that try to go over or around a forest end up within the woods. For those beginning golfers so unlucky to end up in the trees, make your next shot safe by using a 4-iron or a 3-wood or pitching wedge if necessary to get a straight, low drive that makes it through the woods.
- Make sure your golf partners are watching carefully because a golf ball ricocheted from a tree can be a real danger.
- Make your shot safe--get back onto the fairway with as little risk as possible. It will save additional strokes and your golf handicap in the long run.