I played in a outing on saturday and our group kept having this distance into par 4 greens. Well needless to say after the 4th one I hit like shit I realized that I don't have that shot in my arsenal. I was talking to one of my buddies after the outing and we both said when were playing our own ball we never seem to get that yardage. He reminded me that we had a similar problem in an outing we played in last year. So any help would be great.
Whats your Shot from 60-90 Yards?
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From that distance, its usually TWO 30 - 45 yard sloppy wedge shots! LOL
Seriously, that distance even pro's have trouble. Not all amateur can hit the lob so its just practice. A lot!
I find making sure I "turn through" the shot helps a little with a solid contact. I use the wedge myself.
90ish im hitting a soft pw with 3/4th back swing.
80 yards in, i generally use my sw. i just focus on my weight depending on the shot,the club face position and how much acceleration im putting through the ball - while only doing a half back swing. i turn it up to 3/4 swing for 80ish yards and as low as 1/3rd for 20-30 yards .
im basically using Mickelson's hitch and hold principle on these types of swings. if i could only hit 100+ with the accuracy i hit 80 yards in. 30-50 yards im pretty deadly with decent to moderate rough lies; considering i suck at every other kind of shot out there, it's the only time i feel pretty confident i know where its going.
im pretty sure that mickelsons video is on youtube. im bias being a fan of lefty, but its a good watch imho.
I have little problem dialing my 60 in from 65-90 yards. It gets a little dicier with any wedge in the 40-65 range, then inside of 40 I can go with a variety of choices. The problem with scrambles is that people leave themselves in positions where they need to hit half wedges into the green. This is one of the hardest shots to get right because most people don't practice them and the trajectory and spin is not optimized for the average golfer. The better play is to have a 3/4 to full wedge in. Even the pros will either lay up to near full wedge or get it closer to pitching distance.
Pulling most likely a 56* assuming it's just a straight shot between me and the pin, variables can include lie, green speeds for the day and generally how well I'm playing and even whether or not I've used that club yet. Any closer it's probably a 60* flop and any further it's probably a controlled 50* but the lie etc. all plays a factor, those are the shots that can make or break your round.
From 80 yards, it's a firm 60*, or a soft 56*, depending on what shot is required.
Inside about 70 yards, it all depends on how much green I have to work with. If I have enough green to work with, I like to drive a low 60* in and play a hop and stop kind of shot. Not much green, I'll open the face on the 60* and play one high.