Every golf knows that the scoring distance varies depending on the skill factor. Regardless of your handicap, I think we can all agree that mastering the approach shot from 100 yards or closer will do wonders for our score. I am always searching for new techniques that will help sharpen my shot making that is easy and repeatable. The videos I like to watch are generally throwback to my early years of learning the game and I found one that is perfect for my game and hopefully for yours as well.
Anna Sorenstam is one of my favourite instructors. Her commonsense approach and obvious skillset makes her tips very appropriate for my game. I really like her advice from hitting from 100 yards:
Sorenstam’s three tips of:
- Hitting the ball as close to or preferably on the green makes perfect sense.
- Choose a club that we are comfortable with when making the shot.
- Let the back backswing determine the distance of the the shot.
Her emphasis on quieting the lower body is one technique that I started working on in earnest last season. This season will afford me more time to practice of I am hoping to improve on last year’s successes.
One lesson I did learn from last year is that it is not important to take full swings with my shorter irons. I have found that by clubbing up by one at a know distance helps with my control over my swing mechanics. There are so many different ways to be make a 100 yard shot, I am going to focus on Annika’s three tips and see where it will take my short game.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!