As many of you know, I am always trying to improve my greens in regulation percentage. It is the cornerstone of my approach to improving my scores this year. As such, I like to search for potential avenues to improve and I think I found one by Jason Day. His advice is interesting and something that I think I will take to heart over the next few weeks.
Before I delve into my thoughts about what Jason Day here is what he says:
The first two points are very important. Hitting the center of the green on most approach shots is a reminder that pin hunting is not always the best way to increase my GIR percentage. I find that I am drawn to hitting at the pin like a mosquito to a bug light. Most of my misses have been left of the green, so I am good if the pin is on the right, but otherwise…..
Full swing vice 3/4 swing. He indicated that a full swing produces more spin and something that I need to be aware. However, I have decided to club up and not take full swings. It is working fairly good unless I pull it left because I feel confident that I am doing the right thing. More importantly, choosing the proper distance with a 3/4 swing is the key to my success. It is challenging, but seems to a great way to get more GIRs to help lower my score.
The greatest nugget of information is Day’s view on balance. This is something that I really need to work on because I find that my balance shifts from time to time. I am not a hundred percent sure why, but it happens. As an example, on my last approach shot of my last round, my back foot slipped out from underneath me. It was the first time it happen, but obviously my balance is off and needs to be fixed. Or at least looked at to ensure that I have a better grip on my balance moving forward.
I am going to have to watch Jason Day’s video again to absorb all of his important points. Then hit the range. It is all about trying make improvements and I think Jason’s points are important.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!