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If you’re playing golf and the greens are quite dry and quite firm, maybe the greens are quite small, it would be helpful if you could get the ball to land and stop relatively quickly rather than it landing and scooting on ten or so paces. If that’s the case you might end up sort of landing the ball off the green to try and get it to stay on the green. And that’s not always easy to do it’s not very consistent, so it’s nice to be able to hit golf shots that fly high, land and put the brakes on quite quickly. So if I’ve got a 60 yard pitch shot here into a small firm green. I’ve got a couple of things that I’ve like to consider to get that ball down fairly quickly. The first thing is am I using the appropriate golf ball, I’d like to be playing quite a soft golf ball for this sort of shot, one that’s label upon the box as a spin or a control ball or a feel ball rather than a raw power or distance golf ball, so a softer ball would be better.

Nice, dry, clean, relatively new grooves on my wedges would be good. A ball position that sits a little bit backing my stand so I can make good firm contact with ball first rather than having it more forwards and encouraging an encouraging a fatter or grassy ground contact that would reduce speed, so having it back in my stands give me a good clean contact. I’d then like to use a quite a lofted club that I have to hit quite firmly, so as I use a lofted club and get accelerating through the ball generating a lot of club head speed that imparts a lot of spin on the ball. You’ll hit the ball quite in the air but the point is when it lands on the green the trajectory coming down would stop the ball, added to the extra spin that would stop the ball as well.

And the hope is that even though the greens are small and quite hard, I can use that technique and bring the ball to a stand still pretty close to where it landed.