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Committing or lack of commitment to these three-quarter wedge shots is probably the biggest difference between success and failure at the club level. We see so many golfers set up to this ball think about hitting a three-quarter wedge shot. They know it’s not a full distance shot, they want a three-quarter just like they see the guys do on the TV. They set up with too much power, they back swing with too much power and then they decelerate on the way down to try and control the distance of the shot. So basically they make a normal swing and then try and pull out a quarter of the power during the down swing. The lack of commitment to the golf ball can be a real crucial element of hitting the ball badly. Either it will go left, right top it. The big one was fatting it and if you were to fat the ball and not commit at the same time, you barely make contact with the ball because the club is not accelerating at the point of impact. It hits the ground and just stops.

So we get a lot of golfers three-quarter wedging and hitting shots, too much power decelerate and then they stop here. Slightly fat on that golf ball; it doesn’t go 50 of the 100 yards I was trying to hit it. So we know that this three-quarter wedge shot is not a full powered hit, but actually when I’m hitting the ball, I’m probably trying to hit it as hard as I can just with a restricted back swing. So I’ve got my grip down, narrow stance, lean on the left side ball back in the stance. Then I’ve got a shot back swing but from here I’m trying to hit this as hard as I can now. So I’m trying to really turn through and committing the follow through rather than have a back swing then decelerate. So when you’re committing to these three-quarter wedge shots you’ll actually feel like you’re trying to hit them as hard as you can, but just from a more restricted position. And I think the feeling of short back long through is a great technique and a great way of making sure you commit to your three-quarter wedge shots.