Once you have striped a drive down
the fairway with your Weapon of
Mass Destruction, do you routinely
find the green or are you forced to
make a miraculous recovery from
the fringe, rough or bunker around
From 100 yards and in do you have a
“go-to” shot? Are you on a first-name
basis with your Sand Wedge, Gap
Wedge, Pitching Wedge and 9-Iron?
Let me ask you a question, how
much time do you spend on the
range practicing shots from 100
yards and in to the green?
Recently, the No. 1 player in the
world, Jason Day was asked how
much time he spent working on
his short game. He replied that
during a session, devoted entirely
to practice, he spent a total of four
hours between putting, chipping
and shots from 150 yards in. Of
that time, he spends 1 ½ hours on
his wedges alone.
The next time you head to the range
take a few cones or stakes and
arrange them at 10-20 yard intervals
and find the club that best works for
you for each 10-yard interval.
The Golf PIT has yardage boards
positioned on the range to dial in your
wedges and improve your short game.
The game will become much easier
and your enjoyment quotient will
increase exponentially. You will
also be surprised how quickly
your scores will decrease and
your handicap will become more
Take a tip from Jason Day, hit a few
less drivers on the range and learn
to love your wedges.
Jason Day’s Short Game Tip
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