The Golf Swing

This blog is dedicated to the golf swing. Please feel free to discuss any tips, techniques and methods that you use to improve your swing.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

The Short Game - The Sand Wedge Putt

We've all come across this problem. Your just off the green and your ball is in light rough or leaning against the fringe. You want to get the ball rolling as fast as possible. If you use your putter the blade will have trouble gliding through the grass. What do you do? Next time try the sand wedge.

The sharp, heavy leading edge of the sand wedge will cut smoothly through the grass. The flange also adds more weight and will put extra power into the shot. Therefore you need to practice this shot to get the feel for the distance the ball will travel. You should play this shot exactly as you would a putt, right down to your putting grip. Make the leading edge of the wedge strike the back of the ball. Don't hit under the ball you don't want to pop it up you just want to get it rolling. don't be afraid to try this shot because once you're comfortable with it you'll find it's much easier to hit than the putter.


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