Distance control within your short game is key to lowering your score. Working on this part of your game will reduce your shots much quicker than trying to squeeze an extra ten yards out of your drives.
Distance control within your short game is key to lowering your score. Time spent working on this part of your game will reduce your shots much quicker than trying to squeeze an extra ten yards out of your drives.
Rely on alterations within the set-up and length of swing to control your distance; don’t rely on the speed of your downswing.
WIDTH OF STANCE
As the swing shortens in length, narrow the width of your stance accordingly. This makes it easier to place the majority of your weight on your front foot and allows a more descending blow into the back of the ball.
You should grip down the handle as the length of shot decreases. This automatically reduces the length and leverage of the swing to reduce the power.
BACKSWING AND FOLLOW THROUGH
These must remain relatively equidistant with a smooth acceleration throughout. Do not decelerate on the downswing in a last attempt to reduce the distance of the shot. Remember, the alterations in the set-up have catered for the reduction in power and a shorter swing with a smooth acceleration will control the distance. Make a positive through swing with a combination of hands, arms and body.