Successfully Hitting Out Of A Divot

I am fairly confident that during a friendly most amateurs who land in a divot on the fairway will use a foot wedge to improve their lie. I do say this with tongue in cheek, however I am pretty sure it does happen. During competitions I would say that this would never happen and all golfers would play it as it lies. Over the many, many years of playing golf I rarely (maybe twice a year) land in a divot in the fairway and as such do not work on hitting out of divots on a routine basis. This does not mean I have not worked on this important skill, it just means that I can.

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All Great Golfers Do These Three Things!

I am not an expert in golf. I play the game well, yet I will default to many other players who I would consider experts at teaching this great game. Rick Shiels is an instructor I follow and find very helpful when I am trying to improve my game. I found a video that makes great sense to me and I will try to improve on these skills this summer as I continue on my golf journey.

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Closing The Door On Challengers On The Golf Course

Golf is all about being able to play our game when the pressure is increases. During in a tournament, the ability to make your smooth stroke after watching your opponent make a great shot is a skill that is developed over years. However, the real skill for any golfer to build is the foundation of play that allows you to close the door on your opponents when needed.

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How Important Is Your Tee Height?

The proper height of your tee when using a driver is critical! I can say this with my hand on my heart because I adjusted my tee to the proper height last season and it drastically improved my hitting percentage. I added some distance, accuracy and overall comfort when hitting my driver. This might seem like an odd statement because my driver is one of my best clubs in my bag, but committing to tee height change made it even better.

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Hitting Great Golf Shots Off Awkward Lies

During every round of golf, I will have to hit my ball from an awkward lie. Whether my ball is above or below my feet, trying to hit it solid is always a challenge. The trick to hitting great shots from challenging positions is all in the set up. After positioning ourselves properly, making a normal swing is the key to success. Mastering this skill is definitely a stroke saver which of course leads to lower golf scores.

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