Final Club Selection Techniques and Thoughts

    To wrap up, we wanted to touch on a few final points related to picking the right club for the shot at hand.

  • The right club is the one you are holding. This is a mental tip, and it is an important one. Once you make the decision to use a given club, that club should be considered the perfect one for the job, no matter what. You need to believe in your decision completely so you can turn your attention from thinking about club selection to thinking about making a great swing. If your mind is still wondering about which club you should be using while your body is trying to make a swing, the results are not going to be pretty.
  • Set your pride to the side. Unfortunately, some golfers get caught up in trying to prove how powerful they are by using clubs which are not well-suited for the task at hand. Instead of moving down to a six iron in a certain situation, for example, a player may decide to use the seven so the others in the group will be impressed. This is silly. Set your ego to the side and use the best club for the job in all cases, whatever club that may be.
  • More than one way to get it done. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to make the perfect decision on every shot, because there is usually more than one way to succeed. Whether you decide to use an extra club or you stick with the regular club and swing hard, a positive outcome can be reached with great execution.
  • Playing approach shots with ‘too much club’ is a strategy which has a lot of merit, but it needs to be used wisely. In the end, you need to consider the situation you are facing on each individual shot, and then proceed in a manner that gives your ball the best chance to wind up in a great location. We hope the advice provided in this article will help you to pick the right approach shot club time after time – good luck!