Do You Have A Shot Making Analysis Process?

Have you ever stopped to think about how you reach your decision for each golf shot? Do you rely on a specific piece of information that solely determines your club selection or do you use a myriad factors? I know every player is different, but I was wondering if you use a specific decision making process when selecting your club of choice.

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Hitting Different Clubs Off The Tee

A couple days ago, I played at Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort. It is a par 37, 9 hole golf course in my local area. It was the first time I played this course in 2020, but have played it many times in the past. The aspect I like about this course is that only use a driver on five holes. The rest of the time I used an iron or my 3 hybrid. When using different clubs off the tee, it is important to have a distance left to the green in mind before teeing it up to ensure you use the correct club.

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Chipping from 50 Yards

This post is a follow on from my ‘How To Play An Approach Shot From 50 Yards‘ back in May. I floated the idea of using a pitching wedge to basically drive to the ball softly to the green. It is working so well that I have expanded this type of approach shot out to 150 yards. It is not a difficult shot, but allows me to stay in control during adverse weather conditions. It is really working for me and it might for you as well.

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Using My Range Finder Club Selection

I never mentioned that I bought a range finder over the winter. I thought I wrote a review on it, but alas I had not. So, expect on to come in the near future. This is a bit of putting the cart ahead of the horse, but it is the topic I chose to write about today. I have found that my range finder has helped with club selection, especially with blue pin placements.

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Hitting The Right Club at the Right Time

Club selection is a challenge for most players. The factors to consider before making any shot can almost be incalculable. Many times we under club our shot because we think that a 7-iron into a 2 club wind will go the distance because we did once a long time ago. Or we think we can hit our 3-wood 220 yards in the air and carry the pond; we are shocked when we fall short! Golf is about decisions and hitting the right club at the right time is definitely one of the most crucial.

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