Golf Distance Control

Golf Distance Control

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Since: Dec 12


#1 Dec 9, 2012
The closer you are to the green the more accurate you are from a left/right perspective and this becomes less important than distance control. You are less likely to hit chips and pitch shots wide of the green than you are to leave them short or air mail them over the green. The closer you are to the green the more you will have to come up with different finesse shots to accommodate the distances and shot requirements. Hitting full wedges all the time is just not the answer.

The first thing you can do to improve your distance control is to "Landmark" your swing positions. Landmarking your swing positions simply means figuring out where your backswing typically finishes and conversely where your follow through finish is. If we're uncomfortable on a shot, we often fail to make it to the finish or think about trying to get there and if we're overconfident on a shot with best golf clubs, we often swing right past our backswing position only to blast the ball deeper into the rough. Noting and rehearsing these positions the next time you're on the range or the course will bring them into your consciousness and refine your full swing distance control in as little as two to three weeks.

The second thing in the golf setup, is that the ball doesn't have to go right in the middle of your stance. If you've been struggling, put it in the middle of your stance. But if you want to hit it a little softer and higher, you could put it just a hair forward in your stance.

It is important to really get a nice smooth rhythm going on these shots especially the shorter ones. Do not try to accelerate too quickly or "Hit" at the ball. Keep the acceleration smooth and really feel you are just swinging easy with a little acceleration through the ball. You will also find that your finish is shorter than normal with the 9 o'clock swing having the shortest finish of all with clubs from taylormade r11 for sale online store. Again do not try to do anything special with the finish. Feel that you are flowing through into a position that feels comfortable and finish in a nice balanced hold or pose. Hold this balanced finish position until the ball lands.

To hone your game even more though, you will have to start getting exact distances while you're on the course. There are a couple of things you can do to achieve this - GPS devices are one way, and Laser Range finders are another. You can also use course markings, although there will be a level of guess work involved if you're not right on the mark. Any of these methods work, just make sure you do find out the exact distance to the pin before you choose your club and take the shot - don't guess!

Your follow through, the forward stroke of the club after the ball is hit, should be about the same length as your backswing. Keep your head down until you have finished the complete follow through of the swing with taylor made burner 2.0. You can learn distance control if you practice, and once you do, you're putting successes will be noticeable. The majority of your shots will be on the putting green. So practicing putting could result in the fastest stroke reduction in your game.

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