October 22, 2014

Golf Swing Tips: Put More Wedges In Your Set

golf swing tipsUnless you are a very low handicap player you may want to put another wedge or two in your bag. It is one of the best golf swing tips.

The reason why it is one of the most recognized golf swing tips is that higher handicapped golfers rarely are able to hit  a par five green in two shots whereas most low handicappers often are on the green in two on par five holes.

This doesn’t mean higher handicappers should not carry enough longer clubs to reach par four holes in regulation as well as to hit par three greens with their first shot.

The difficulty for higher handicapped players is they do not have that many occasions in a round of golf to use their mid irons, particularly if they are playing from the tips on most golf courses.

Therefore, they may be better served by substituting a lob wedge for a five or six iron. Even if faced with a five or six iron shot, they can choke down slightly on the next stronger club and stillhit the golf ball straight to the same approximate distance. It is a better golf method.

In contrast, a lob wedge could salvage them a par if they miss a green in regulation because  it can be used in so many ways in the short game.

I normally recommend at least three wedges in the bag for higher handicappers. They should carry a lob, sand and regular wedge when playing most golf courses. You should hit the golf ball straight as you can point with each of your wedges, considering the loft of club face of each one.

For the extremely high handicapper as well as for seniors, I often recommend four wedges, making it necessary to remove perhaps two clubs from the bag. Again, when faced with a shot for which a certain missing club typically is used, it is only necessary to choke down on the next stronger club and hit the ball the same approximate yardage.

In such instance, I would recommend the extremely high handicapper include a lob, sand, gap and regular wedge in his or her bag.

Whether a high or low handicapper, I suggest  players take five wedges and remove from their sets  clubs that would not be used when playing par three or executive courses.

This would include a 64 degree flop wedge, either a 58 or 60 degree lob wedge and a standard sand, gap and regular wedge.

With enough practice with each of the five wedges you should be able to hit within five to ten yards of any distance needed from 100 yards to nearer the green. It merely entails learning how to hit a one-quarter, one-half, a three-fourth and a full swing with each such club.

You will salvage a lot more  by using more wedges than mid-irons. More wedges in your bag is one of the best golf swing tips ever.

The next time you play a par three or executive course put more wedges in your bag and see if you don’t shoot a lower score than in the past.

The same recommendation holds true for regular golf courses. Substitute more wedges for clubs you rarely use in a round of golf. It will certainly improve your golf game.

Then learn how to hit all your wedges to within five to ten yards of your target by using different degrees of swing, basically one-fourth, one-half, three-fourths and full swings, with each different wedge.

Then watch your scores plummet.

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