How To Play An Approach Shot From 50 Yards

Hitting the perfect approach shot from 50 yards can be a challenge for most amateurs. It is at that strange distance where you could use almost any club to be successful. There is no solid convention on how to make this shot, but I have a theory that might help you decide how to zero on on the flag. It works for me and hopefully will be a benefit to your game.

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Putting Is Such A Game Changer

I will be analyzing my stats from the my season in a later date, so I will not go into great detail at this time. However, I did as you about your putting woes and successes and was not surprised at the responses. Many have made some long shots and many very short ones. Regardless, putting is the ultimate stroke saver on the golf course.

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Going Back to the Chipping Drawing Board

Well, my experiment with changing my chipping stance is over. During the winter, against my better judgement, I decided to try and follow Phil Mickelson’s weight distribution and ball position recommendations; alas, one of the greatest short game player’s technique does not work for me. So, it is back to my old style and try to build on past successes.

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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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