Learning to use your wedges effectively is a great, not so-well-kept secret to lower your scores. There’s two basic shots with any wedge, preferably a 56-60 degree, to help you get real creative around the greens. Take this drill: place a grip or a line of golf balls (I’m using my alignment rod cover) in your practice area. Then place a golf ball roughly a foot behind the line you just created. If you can hit the ball without hitting your line, you just learned how to use the bounce of the club, which can allow you to hit those high and soft shots.
Now place a ball on the opposite side: a foot in front of the line. You have to change the way you approach the ball doing this. Cleanly hitting the ball and not the line allows you to use the leading edge of the wedge. This helps you take a bit more of a divot as well as hit those low runners with some spin. Try both of those shots and see how well you do!
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