Golf Tips - Pick the Right Club for a Lower Score

By Larry O. Krupp

Proper club selection will give you the most consistent result. The easiest way to get the ball close to, if not in, the hole is by rolling it on the green. You should attempt to land the ball 1 to 3 feet into the green and let it roll to the hole. The trick is to pick the right number club. Keep in mind, the less lofted club (5 iron) you have, the more the ball will roll after landing, and the more lofted club (sand wedge) you have, the less the ball will roll after landing. The amount of roll is also dependent on the distance the ball travels in the air to the green. The longer the flight time, the more the ball will roll after landing, and vice versa. So the next time you practice, experiment with different clubs from different distances from the green, to holes different distances into the green, and observe how the change in loft affects the amount of roll after the ball lands on the green. Be sure to include practice shots from slopped lies to slopped landings and rolls and note how uphill and downhill affect the amount of roll. Once you improve your performance on these short shots, you will see a dramatic improvement in your score. *





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