06 Oct '17, 4pm

Are you employing THIS technique to make and bite your greens?

A lot of my improvement as a PGA Tour rookie has come from observation, followed by trial-and-error sessions in which I work something new into my game. It was this process that was key to my first tour victory this year at Torrey Pines. Like a lot of young power players, I had a preference on short-iron and wedge approach shots to come in high with a lot of spin, especially to firm greens. But what I learned—sometimes the hard way—is that wind and slope can make the margin of error on those high approaches very small. Early this year on the West Coast, where there is usually wind and the greens can be soft, I noticed that veteran tour pros I was paired with tended to hit their irons lower and with less spin. Often that shot would end up closer to the hole than the one I had tried. So I made a point of incorporating a three-quarter shot into my game. Unless the wind is rea...

Full article: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/hit-and-hold-more-greens...

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