Posted in the Golf Forum
Since: May 12
You will find ways to score well when you do not have your "A" game with you on a particular day. In this article, I will discuss three ideas to allow you to do more than just hit the golf ball. I will challenge you to thoroughly evaluate your shot, properly select the club you use, and confidently execute your swing.
Shot evaluation starts as soon as you envision the hole you are playing and your strategy for the hole. You may even "rehearse" the first three or four holes on the practice range, hitting the shots you anticipate that you might need for the first few holes. When you approach each shot with taylormade r11 irons, the first thing that comes to mind is distance. There is more involved to determining distance than looking at a sprinkler head or yard marker.
Always consider the effects of wind and elevation on your shot. Will a helping wind carry my shot through a dogleg or green? Do I need to use more or less club due to elevation on the hole? Is the pin placement in the front or back of the green? Are there bunkers or other hazards that I need to carry or lay up to or avoid altogether? Is the air moist or dry? Each of these factors helps determine the effective yardage of the shot at hand. Make sure you consider these and other factors that change the actual yardage of your shot.
Once you have determined the effective yardage to the hole, select the club that will allow you to reach the safest position in proximity to the hole. That may not be the closest position to the hole. Beware of pins near the edge of the green that if you miss the green, you have a short-sided chip from the rough or a bunker shot with no green to work with. Set up your hole so that you can hit your approach shot from the best angle into the green and hit to the safe side of the pin. You will save a lot of strokes with two-putt pars instead of up and down attempts from off the green. Know how far you normally hit each of your r11 irons. This distance is not your career best, but an average carry distance you can realistically expect for each club. This will assure that you can clear any trap or hazard that is protecting the pin. Statistics show that a large majority of shots into the green come up short, so make sure you hit enough club, even if greens are hard.
Once you have processed the shot and selected a club to hit, picture a successful shot to your selected target spot. Do not allow over one simple swing thought. Trust your swing to execute the shot you have pictured in your mind and swing aggressively and confidently to a full completion of your shot. If you have performed step one and two above there is no reason for second thought or regrets. Take a moment to calmly analyze the shot you hit and then forget it. As you approach your ball, begin the process all over again.
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