Using Fairway Yardage Markers

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Using Fairway Yardage Markers
Category: Reading Greens
Sub-Category: Tee Shots, Distance, High Shots

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Video Golf Tip | Using Fairway Yardage Markers
By Tim Cusick

I just hit my tee shot on a par-4 and I am getting ready to hit my second shot into this hole. My ball has landed right next to a sprinkler head. Most of the golf courses that you play these days are very well marked with yardages which makes it easier for you to choose the club that you need to play. But you want to use these yardages to your advantage. On this golf course we are lucky enough to have readings from the front of the green, the middle of the green and the back of the green on this sprinkler head. Some greens are 50 to 50 five yards deep and that means the difference between three and four clubs so it is very important to know what the yardage is to the front of the green, what the yardage is to the middle of the green and what the yardage is to the back of the green. It is also important to know where the trouble is. Whether there is trouble over the green or short of the green so you can gauge your shot accordingly. What I am going to make sure I get is the distance from my ball to the front of the green, I want to know it to the pin and I want to know it to the back of the green. That is the way a Tour player will play. If you pay attention to your yardage you have a better chance of choosing the correct club and getting a better result with your golf shot. Pay attention to the yardages, act accordingly, play better shots because of it.

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