Hitting Better Wedge and Short Iron Shots
As I observe golfers of all skill levels, among the shots that I think give golfers the most difficulty are the full-swings with the wedges and short irons. The most common problem I see are trajectories that are way too high, leading to distance control that...well, is not controlled.
The key to consistent accuracy with the short-range clubs is to control the trajectory of the shot, which in turn controls the distance the ball will travel in the air. If your short iron and wedge shots are high sometimes and lower sometimes, then your carry distance is most likely to also be all over the place. This is aggravated by the trend to cavity-back, thin face designs carried over from technology applied to the middle irons, then extended to the short clubs. But that’s another story (see www.scorgolf.com).
The other part of the equation is that golfers’ haven’t spent the time necessary to learn how to properly swing the short, high-lofted clubs to effect those “tour-like” trajectories and pinpoint distance control. But you can learn to hit better full swing shots with your wedges and short irons, if you’ll just follow a few basic thoughts;
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Soft right hand helped my drives stay in the short grass. I will try soft right hand to drop on the hole tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.
FYI: To make the ° symbol (as in point #1 above) hold down ALT and type 248.
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