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The illustration above is of a youngster with a handicap of 15. With this information he will know his common-miss with each of his clubs and how far he hits the golf ball. As you can see his longer irons-miss is to the right of target. Now he will know if there is trouble on the right of the green he can’t attack the pin if the pin is on the right side of the green. His best option will be to aim for the left side and if he pushes his ball he can get close, or if he hits it straight he has not short sided himself and given himself a better chance to up and down for par.

Choosing the right club Generally when golfers measure their distance to flag they simply choose a club and go for it. For example if the pin is 150 meters and there is a bunker in front of the green don’t play for 150m play for 155m to 160m.

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You want to eliminate the trouble and the hazards on the golf course and avoid double bogeys on your score card. Know your strength and weakness If you find yourself on a short par-4 where you are going leave yourself with a short shot-in take a few things into consideration. Most high handicappers struggle from 100m and in. The reason for this that it is not a full golf swing where you can go at it a 100%, it takes practice and feel. How many times have you duffed or hit the ball long or short on a pitch shot? Are you going to be better off leaving yourself a full iron-in and getting it on the green? So before pulling out your driver think about where will be the best position to leave yourself to have a more confident swing and to achieve a better result.

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