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More control on short irons
I'm aged 66 and an 18-handicap with a swing speed around 85 mph. I have a consistent ball pattern of straight-ish right-to-left. I'm looking for a little more control on short irons but not to sacrifice distance (The Holy Grail I guess!).
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Handy Sandy
To many people think that a sand wedge is just for bunker shots. The sand wedge should be used for sand shots as well as most pitch shots to the green.  The sand wedge whether a 54-degree or 58-degree has "bounce" on the sole of the club.
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Bump and Run Chip Shots
Many amateurs we teach tend to use the same club for most short game shots around the green.  This can work for sure but may not be the most efficient way of doing things.  Perfecting one swing and changing clubs based on the distance of the shot proves to be more consistent than per
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Use the Sand Wedge Correctly for Soft Pitches
The sand wedge has the most bounce and loft of any club in your bag. So to hit the soft high pitch shots, utilize this loft by keeping the ball in the center of your stance,  and keep your hands and the handle of the club pointed at your belly button.
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Mix it up!
Mix up your practice routine to learn to execute shots.  Hit a few warm up shots with your favorite club maybe a mid-iron or fairway metal.  Next, grab your gap wedge and imagine a shot on your home course with a specific target.
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Taking a Divot
Take a divot for normal yardages with your irons. At impact feel about 70% of your weight on your left foot at impact. (right handers)  Take a practice swing and hold at impact to feel the 60% weight on the left foot.
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Tee it high, Hit it long!
Do you have one of the new large headed drivers?So you can launch it nice and high, tee the ball higher and further forward in your stance. This will allow you to catch the ball on the up swing and launch the ball.
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Taking A Divot
Take a divot for normal yardages with your irons. At impact feel about 70% of your weight on your left foot at impact. (right handers)  Take a practice swing and hold at impact to feel the 60% weight on the left foot.
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