The Correct Swing Length For Distance Wedges

By Tim Cusick

The Correct Swing Length For Distance Wedges

The shot I am faced with right here is a distance wedge of about 60 yards from the pin. This is a shot that most golfers feel like they should be able to get close to the hole. The problem is that they don't know how to make the correct swing to get it close to the hole. It is less than a full swing for most golfers so what you have to do is you have to be able to set and feel a certain length of your swing back and through and match it with the loft of the club. So I know that when I make a swing that goes about nine o'clock back with my arm and goes all the way through to my finish with my 60 degree wedge it should go about 60 yards. As I practice that distance with that length swing I am able to hit this shot with a lot higher success ratio. What you want to do with your wedges, whether it is a 50 two, 50 six or 60 degree wedge, get some lengths to your swings. Half way back and all the way through is a good one, shoulder high to shoulder high is a good one, half way back to half way through. Practice those with the different clubs and see how far they go. I am going to play this shot for you. I am going to try to go about half way back and all the way through and we will see how close I can get it to the hole. Wow, right on line but just a hair short. I caught that one just a little bit heavy, but the idea was take the club half way back and let my arms swing all the way through. When you do that you have a better chance to be able to hit your distance wedges close to the hole.

Category: Distance
Sub-Category: High Shots, Arms, Practice, Follow-Through

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