Originally Posted by garublador
I always forget to ask if that's what people mean when they start a thread like this or if they're asking for the advice I gave earlier.
If you're to the point where you're already throwing a putter from a standstill and need an approach shot then the advice may be way different. The reason I forget to ask is that I don't consider these shots drives anymore, I call them approach shots, but I know that notation isn't universal.
People as bad at these "approach" shots as I am/was don't call them approaches. Because 90% of the time we have an approach shot following them (2% are putts, 8% are further from the hole than we started). We call them a good way to take an extra stroke on a hole.