Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Saturday, 12.16.2017
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jul 06,2006
Golf Tips: Use Same Club Around the Green
by Tina Mickelson

It's important to be creative around the green.  Some players can be more creative with a variety of different clubs, which are selected according to the lie and desired type of shot.  However, some players have one "comfort club" they are more at ease with.  I, for example, like to stick with my 56-degree wedge around the green and alter the amount of loft or roll according to my stance and set-up.


Less loft, more roll 

For less loft and more roll
(longer chip shots): Play the ball back in your stance and press your hands slightly forward toward the target.  This will decrease loft, causing the ball to stay lower and roll farther.


More loft, less roll 

For more loft and less roll:

Open your stance and club face slightly.  Play the ball a bit forward in your stance.  If your lie is poor (in deep rough around the green) you will need a firmer grip to ensure the club doesn't slip out of your hands.

There are some advantages to sticking with the sand wedge around the green.  Because of the bounce, it can be a little more forgiving.  You also get very familiar with the weight and feel of the club, making it consistently more comfortable.  Since short game is predominantly feel, and feel is largely based on comfort and familiarity, sticking with the reliable sand wedge around the green may prove beneficial to your short game.

Copley News Service

1461 times read

Related news
Golf Tips: In between clubs? by Tina Mickelson posted on Aug 18,2006

Golf Tips: Go for it, or lay up? by Tina Mickelson posted on Aug 03,2006

Golf Tips: Better Results on Par 3’s by Tina Mickelson posted on Jul 20,2006

Golf: Varying Distances from Greenside Bunkers by Tina Mickelson posted on Jun 15,2006

Professional Golf Tips: Use hybrid clubs when chipping by Tina_Mickelson posted on May 25,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 5 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?