Hit it long

No, I am not talking about the driver.  What I am talking about is your irons.  How many times do we fly the green?  Almost never.  What we do a lot is come up short.  Why?  Because we measure the distance to the middle or front of the green and club appropriately with the assumption we will hit it pure.  Unfortunately, we hit it pure not nearly as often as we would like.

Try this, club to the distance to the back of the green.  Yes, you may fly it every so often, but your misses will be better.  I love stats, so I would recommend charting a few rounds.  See how often you come up short. If it is significant, start clubbing to the back of the green.

Finally, I think this advise holds for chips and putts as well. Again, check your own stats.  If you are like most mid to high handicappers, we leave everything short like there is an extra penalty for going long.  The old saying is true, it can’t go in the hole if you don’t get it to it.

Written by Adam Staelin
Founder and Editor of Three Guys Golf. I am always on the lookout for new and innovative products for the discerning golfer. I play about a 100 rounds a year (but don't tell my boss).