Everybody has their own opinions, and advice, my advice to you is to use common sense. Think like a real life pro golfers here, even though I know we arent, but their logic works even in this game. Long off the tee, is almost always better, as long as you can control it. Hitting big controlled shots with woods will give you shorter shots to the green, thus giving you more accuracy, and shorter putts, ultimately a lower score. I'd rather be hitting a huge drive, and hitting a 7 or 8 iron into the green, rather than a 5 or 6 iron, shorter irons give you a shorter distance for errors. The longer the shot the more you magnify your error. Fairways are wide, easy to hit even with a missed ding, but that hole is real small to be using a long iron shooting into it. just my opinion, good luck.