Conquering The Tight Lies In Golf

Hitting the ball up and down is a challenge that most golfers face multiple times a round. Because of its frequency, understanding how to hit tight lies is very important to keeping our scores low. A tight lie is defined by Golf.com as “the golf ball is sitting with an eighth of an inch or less space beneath it, on a surface so firm you can’t take a normal divot.” This type of condition make it very hard to easily slide the leading edge of the club face evenly under the ball. Fortunately, I found on method used by Phil Mickelson that makes complete sense and it is easy to execute.

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Finding The Right Club…..

Over the past nine years, I have tried to share as much information, tips, and stories in order to help others decrease their learning curve. I understand that I have repeated myself from time to time, but generally that was because the topic was important and usually fit into my current game. With all the writing about how things could be attempted/executed, there is one core fundamental that all golfers must develop; each player must find the right club to use during the plethora of shots during every round of golf.

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Using A Bump and Run to Lower Golf Score

I have mentioned before that a bump and run is a great golf shot that allows golfers to roll the ball pin. It offers a better chance of going in or at least leave a very simple putt left for an up and down. I have found, with a resurgence of my use with a 7-iron, I am playing more confident shots with greater success. I have even chipped in twice in the last two weeks and this is always a good thing. I know I talk about a bump and run a fair bit, but how exactly do we play such shots to produce consistent effective results. Well, I have a short video that should clear up any confusion you might have.

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Using Your Best Shot To Build Your Best Golf Game

Every players has the shot they rely on during all critical situations. As we expand and improve our golf game, we sometimes develop two or three shots that help build any regular round into a great round. As I lowered my handicap, I found that I had at least two shots that I could rely upon and recently I round a shot that was locked away, but is has returned like a fiery phoenix. With three steady shots, I can rotate any one of them as my ‘best’ shot to build a round of golf I can be happy with. Of course, this does not always happen, but at least a have a plan……right?

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The Players Championship – Using The Texas Wedge

Using the Texas wedge was the club of choice for players just short of the second green. I watched Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia hit varying distances. Johnson and Garcia walked away with birdies and Rahm with par. But, all got up and down. As I watched the as much coverage as I could, It seemed that the Texas wedge was a great option…..one I generally do not use; but maybe I should.

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