|SAND WEDGE SUPER SHOTS:
Fly and Stop
To float the ball close to the hole and stop it dead, play the ball
off your front foot and assume an open stance and open clubface.
Set up with your hands slightly ahead of the ball, and make a long
swing without any release of the hands or club head. By holding
on the club through impact, you'll impart more spin on the ball,
which should help in checkup near the hole.
The Low Road
Custom sized Putting Green shown
the ball in the middle of your stance, and let your ands press the
club well forward. The clubface should be square, or even
a bit closed, to promote more run when the ball hits the green.
A shorter swing and abrupt follow-through will product the desired
low trajectory. Because this shot will be rolling on the green
for a longer period of time, itís important to take the slope into
consideration. Although the shot might not product the greatest
reward, the safety factor makes it a solid option.
Greenside Rough, Close to the Pin
can be a very difficult shot because thereís not much green to work
with, and grass is surrounding the ball. The best option here
is to chop it out onto the green and allow the ball to feed down to
the hole. However, if the lie isnít too nasty, you can play this
like a bunker shot, and explode it onto the green with some spin.
Squaring Off or Squaring Up
This technique refers to how you address the ball. With the driver,
the ball should be lined up off the left arm-pit. Your toes and hands
should be on a line to the left of the intended target. Imagine a railroad
track. The ball is on the outside rail, the toes and hands lined up
on the inside rail. Of course, if you are left-handed, this is reversed.