Due to the difficulty of most short game shots golfers are usually perplexed by how to handle their sand wedge with savvy, rather than with power. Here are a few tips to improve your pitching and chipping:
(PRWEB) December 22, 2014
Nothing is more frustrating than compounding the problem of landing in a greenside bunker after botching up a fairway shot only to wind up adding several more strokes with the golfer's sand wedge. It’s no secret that many golfers not only have a fear of the sand, but it’s usually accompanied by strong resentment and a lingering uncertainty about using a sand iron.
The short game is a major cause of most poor golf scores. Many short game shots require the use of a wedge like a sand wedge and many golfers do not practice with wedges so they can take that knowledge to the course. There is a learning curve necessary with wedges weather it is a traditional type or new technology in a hybrid sand wedge.
Due to the difficulty of most short game shots golfers are usually perplexed by how to handle a sand wedge with savvy, rather than with power. Here are a few tips to improve your pitching and chipping:
If the player ends up with a Bunker Shot.
As we all know, no two bunker shots are the same. This is where finesse comes into play with a sand wedge. If the bunker has a tall lip then your carry through needs to finish much higher than when the player is in a bunker with a more shallow lip. If the sand is very fluffy and thick it will be best to open the face a little and use the bounce of the club to slide under the ball with a carry through out in front, rather then finishing low and left of the body. If it is hard pan sand make sure the hands lead through the shot so the leading edge will dig into the sand just behind the ball with a carry through out in front of the body.
Shots from the Rough
First look at the whole situation when the ball is in the rough. Do not rush into the shot without having the specific spot on the green that the ball needs to land. Most importantly the golfer wants to watch the club face make contact with the ball. Looking up too fast is what causes chunking and hitting shots too thin and way off line. The golfer wants to just feel the distance necessary with your swing.
The modern sand wedge was designed for more than just shots from the bunker. It can be the go to club for any short game shot up to 100 yards depending on the golfer's strength. A smooth swing is worth more than trying to overpower any club.
For more short game tips from Black Magic Wedge, visit the company at blackmagicwedge.com and watch the many video’s they have on their website.
Black Magic Golf invented a hybrid wedge known as the HWedge with their patented face forward design that Conforms to USGA Rules. The large sweet spot helps to assist with off center shots. Black Magic Hybrid Wedges help golf enthusiasts find new precision with high, soft shots as they make their way onto the green. Black Magic Wedges come in 37⁰, 48⁰, 52⁰, 56⁰, 60⁰ Right Hand Lofts and 56⁰ Left Hand Loft.
Brad Cochran, General Manager
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