Strategy Tip - How To Master Every Shot You Make On The Golf Course (part 1)
September 28th, 2016
Do you have a clear understanding of exactly how each of your clubs will hit the ball during ideal conditions? In the past, golfers would just go by feel when choosing a club for each of their shots.
Then came professional golfer Deane Bemon. In the 1950s, he was considered the first person to decide which club he was going to use that was based entirely on how many yards there were to his target.
If Bemon was facing a shot that was 125 yards to the flagstick and if his pitching wedge was the club that would cause the ball to travel that exact distance, he would use that club! Choosing the right club for each shot boiled down to a science for Deane Bemon.
This particular golf strategy was initially frowned upon by most golfers. However, in just a very short period of time, the method of choosing the right golf club, by knowing exactly how it will cause the ball to travel, has become the standard for most players of today.
Another famous golf player, a professional known as Jack Nicklaus, learned this exact technique from Mr. Bemon and went on to become one of the greatest golf players of all-time.
By now you probably realize just how effective it is to know your clubs, so to speak. You need practice this same strategy as the professionals did in the past so that you can start hitting your ball as close to the intended target as possible.
If you do not have a clear idea of approximately how far you hit the ball with each of your clubs, you will repetitively hit shots that are either too far or too short, and your scorecard will prove it. Do yourself a favor and take the time to remove the guesswork of how far your golf clubs will hit the ball. Not only will your score improve, but your accuracy and concentration levels will increase.
Learn How Far You Can Hit The Ball With Each Club
Even though specific clubs are designed for long shots and other clubs were made for shorter ones, the distance that different players can hit the very same club will vary tremendously. This is why so many beginner golfers do not get the results they want from a club that is supposed to hit the ball in a certain way.
The best way to learn specifically what you can accomplish with each golf club is to find a large field that is big enough to handle the travel distance of your longest drive. Make sure that there are no windy conditions that day, and of course be positive that the field is empty for obvious safety reasons.
Now take out each club and hit 7 to 10 shots with every one. After each shot, measure the distance by pacing off how far each ball traveled. In order to measure correctly, you need to read the distance in yards. In order to do this, simply take out a yardstick and take one step forward to cover the entire length. All you have to do now is take the same strides and walk the distance of each swing to learn exactly how many yards each your clubs will hit the ball.