Perfect Strategy When You Are Making The Golf Ball Check (Video)
Perfect Strategy When You Are Making The Golf Ball Check (Video)

If you’ve worked hard on the practice ground or on the practice range to really start making this ball check and spin a little bit, you’re going to want to take that shot out to the golf course and put it into play for real. But there’s a couple of different things you could consider in terms of the strategy and the time and the place to play this low flying high spinning checking pitch shot with the open club face.

The key area to play this really would be from a lie and the green that work in unison to be able to maybe play this shot to its most efficient use. Now, the best lie you could ever have on a golf course to hit one of these high spinning wedge shot is so that could be a slight uphill lie, very slight grading going, maybe five, ten degrees of uphill. Then if we can get the club to hit into the back of the ball in that slight upslope, it really maximizes the quality of the strike on the spin. The slope will pop the ball up a little bit in the air and it will have loads and loads of spin on it and then the green that we want to be lying – landing the ball on. Now, to get the best looking one that lands and spins back a little bit, you probably going to need an uphill green that’s actually quite damp so a green that’s quite soft. And when the ball lands, it really starts to check back but we don’t get too many of those situations. If you do, you can really go to town with this technique and see if you can actually get the ball to back up a few feet like the guys on TV do. You got to make sure that you play the balls sort of far enough off the green. There’s no point landing the shot right on the front of the green and then finding it spins to a stand still in check. In the past, you might have landed the ball on the green and it rolled up to the back. Now, you’re landing the ball and checking it. So, if you got a back hole location, maybe a 30-yard long green and the flag’s up in the back 20 yards or 25 yards of the green, we can land the ball at the front but we’ve got to be careful it doesn’t spin up too much. So it might be better I think to pitch the ball up to the middle of the green then get the ball to spin and check and roll up to that back pin location. So understanding that the slope that you’re hitting off and also the slope on the green can affect your landing area, and if you’re spinning the ball and checking the ball up a lot more, you need to pick a different landing area. Landing the ball just to the front of the green might not be best for you. If there’s a back hole location, land the ball middle to the back half of the green so when it does check, it still up there near the pin. There’s no point making these chip shots check up and look fancy if they’re actually spinning the ball away from the hole location. So it just takes a bit of time to think about the new strategy for how the ball is going to land and check up. You got to make sure you’re playing the right shot at the right time with your new pitching technique.
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If you’ve worked hard on the practice ground or on the practice range to really start making this ball check and spin a little bit, you’re going to want to take that shot out to the golf course and put it into play for real. But there’s a couple of different things you could consider in terms of the strategy and the time and the place to play this low flying high spinning checking pitch shot with the open club face.

The key area to play this really would be from a lie and the green that work in unison to be able to maybe play this shot to its most efficient use. Now, the best lie you could ever have on a golf course to hit one of these high spinning wedge shot is so that could be a slight uphill lie, very slight grading going, maybe five, ten degrees of uphill. Then if we can get the club to hit into the back of the ball in that slight upslope, it really maximizes the quality of the strike on the spin. The slope will pop the ball up a little bit in the air and it will have loads and loads of spin on it and then the green that we want to be lying – landing the ball on. Now, to get the best looking one that lands and spins back a little bit, you probably going to need an uphill green that’s actually quite damp so a green that’s quite soft. And when the ball lands, it really starts to check back but we don’t get too many of those situations. If you do, you can really go to town with this technique and see if you can actually get the ball to back up a few feet like the guys on TV do. You got to make sure that you play the balls sort of far enough off the green. There’s no point landing the shot right on the front of the green and then finding it spins to a stand still in check. In the past, you might have landed the ball on the green and it rolled up to the back. Now, you’re landing the ball and checking it. So, if you got a back hole location, maybe a 30-yard long green and the flag’s up in the back 20 yards or 25 yards of the green, we can land the ball at the front but we’ve got to be careful it doesn’t spin up too much. So it might be better I think to pitch the ball up to the middle of the green then get the ball to spin and check and roll up to that back pin location. So understanding that the slope that you’re hitting off and also the slope on the green can affect your landing area, and if you’re spinning the ball and checking the ball up a lot more, you need to pick a different landing area. Landing the ball just to the front of the green might not be best for you. If there’s a back hole location, land the ball middle to the back half of the green so when it does check, it still up there near the pin. There’s no point making these chip shots check up and look fancy if they’re actually spinning the ball away from the hole location. So it just takes a bit of time to think about the new strategy for how the ball is going to land and check up. You got to make sure you’re playing the right shot at the right time with your new pitching technique.