Hi folks, Jack here. I'm always trying to stay on top of the most current golf tech. I mean, let's face it, with the...
If you’re like many weekend golfers, you don’t have a lot of time to practice your game. Your family responsibilities and your work consume most of your time. So, when you do get a chance to practice, you must...
Improving your short game in golf is the key to breaking 80. Without a good short game, you’ll have to hit every green in regulation to eliminate extra strokes. And hitting every green in regulation is near impossible—no matter how good you are. One situation where you can cut golf strokes is a shot that's 20 or 30 feet from the green. You can't afford to miss this shot. If you do, you’re looking at a bogey or even a double bogey, making it tough to break 80 for the round.
There are numerous reasons why players work the ball. They can hold it up into the wind. Work it away from trouble. Or fade or draw the ball to better get at different pin locations. A straight ball flight would be subject to the wind direction, so for example, if there is a left pin location, the wind is left to right, you would have to start the ball way left of the green and hope the wind brings it back on target. Or you could draw the ball (right handed) into the wind and have your miss (if the wind overpowers the draw) be in the middle of the green. It also can improve the angle of attack depending on pin location and shape of the green. Also think about fairways that bend left or right. Shaping the ball allows them to utilize the most out of the course's shape.