Re: How to get my wedges to go farther and not so high
Originally Posted by Socrates
I'm with Socrates. The point of full wedge shots is to hit them high and land them soft. I rarely hit full wedges from the fairway, that just invites spin that I don't need. I like to play a one hop and stop shot. And that is easily achieved by hitting wedges no more than 80% potential. A 110 yard PW is a fun shot to have. Same with a 90 yard gap wedge, or 70 yard SW. No need to max out. Golf is not about you hitting your ball farther than your playing partner, its about beating their score. Learn to use your clubs effectively and that will become easier and easier.
But, if its really distance you want. Don't change anything with your setup, or some unorthodox forward press, just try and create a steady backswing with a full shoulder turn. Then make sure your hands lead the clubface into the ball and create some compression into that ball. TO find the best ball position/setup pay attention to your practice swing and where your clubhead brushes the fairway through the impact zone.. More often than not that spot will be a lot farther forward in your stance then you would think with most clubs. Make note of the impact brush in comparison to your stance, and setup from there. You'll hit the ball a lot more flush.