MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

Swing tip of the month April 2014

Wedge Play   

Having a good wedge game is so important to lowering your scores. It is a known fact that 80% of your shots will be from 100 yards and in. If you look back at some rounds from the past, I am sure you will find this to be true. How many times have you hit a beautiful drive and a nice Fairway Metal to 50 yards from the green on a par 5, and when you leave the hole you have to write down a 7!! Hitting these shorter wedge shots is a challenge for all levels of golfers. If you practiced properly and had a series of wedges that fit your game, you could save 6 to 10 shots per round.

Most golfers are carrying a 4 wedge system. PW(48*), Gap Wedge(52*), Sand Wedge(56*), and Lob Wedge(60*). Learn the distance you hit each wedge with a full length swing and a ¾ length swing. You will find that you have many comfortable shots inside the 100 yard marker. This will immediately give you more confidence on the course with those shorter shots. Spending more time practicing your wedges is the key. Just remember that if you have confidence with your wedges, it takes the pressure off your drive and long approach shots. Playing with less stress is always a good thing!

Our Topical Clinic for the month of April is Wedge Play. Join the class or see any of our instructors to improve this part of your game. I promise it will drop your scores quickly and make the rest of your game easier.

Bruce Parker
Golf Professional
The Golf Depot