Should I Be More Aggressive When The Golf Greens Are Soft? (Video)
Should I Be More Aggressive When The Golf Greens Are Soft? (Video)

Should I be more aggressive when golf greens are soft? The simple answer to this is yes, absolutely. If golf greens are soft and they’re really holding the ball, you can hit the ball right at the pin and get some highly accurate shots, leaving you in one putt position. So yes certainly be a lot more aggressive with a tuck in the pin. The way I would approach being able to hit into soft greens is when you’re at the drive in range what you need to do is work out the yardage of how far your clubs go. Once you know how far your golf clubs go then start to look at how much of the shot is actually carried just in the air until the ball lands, until it pitches unto the surface, and then how much of the shot actually rolls after the ball has landed. And when you’re playing on soft greens all you’re interested is the distance that the ball goes in the air to where it lands, you won’t get any of the roll. So if the pin is at the back of the green and you’re used to playing the ball on top the front of the green for the first bounce and then letting it roll all the way to the flag you’re going to loose all the roll from your shot. So you have to be more aggressive rather than landing short you need to land the ball at the pin.

So go to the range have a look at how far you hit your shots but within that write down how far the ball actually travels in the air and then how much it rolls. When you’re then out on the golf course and the greens are soft ignore the roll part of the shot. The ball is only going to travel how far you hit it. If you take that approach you’ll be getting the ball really close to the flag much more aggressive with the shot into the green but the green is going to hold it, because if the green is soft as soon as the ball hits the green it will stop. You’ll start to hit the ball much closer to the flag, set yourself up for a one putt and lowering your scores.
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Should I be more aggressive when golf greens are soft? The simple answer to this is yes, absolutely. If golf greens are soft and they’re really holding the ball, you can hit the ball right at the pin and get some highly accurate shots, leaving you in one putt position. So yes certainly be a lot more aggressive with a tuck in the pin. The way I would approach being able to hit into soft greens is when you’re at the drive in range what you need to do is work out the yardage of how far your clubs go. Once you know how far your golf clubs go then start to look at how much of the shot is actually carried just in the air until the ball lands, until it pitches unto the surface, and then how much of the shot actually rolls after the ball has landed. And when you’re playing on soft greens all you’re interested is the distance that the ball goes in the air to where it lands, you won’t get any of the roll. So if the pin is at the back of the green and you’re used to playing the ball on top the front of the green for the first bounce and then letting it roll all the way to the flag you’re going to loose all the roll from your shot. So you have to be more aggressive rather than landing short you need to land the ball at the pin.

So go to the range have a look at how far you hit your shots but within that write down how far the ball actually travels in the air and then how much it rolls. When you’re then out on the golf course and the greens are soft ignore the roll part of the shot. The ball is only going to travel how far you hit it. If you take that approach you’ll be getting the ball really close to the flag much more aggressive with the shot into the green but the green is going to hold it, because if the green is soft as soon as the ball hits the green it will stop. You’ll start to hit the ball much closer to the flag, set yourself up for a one putt and lowering your scores.