Wedge Distance Control
One of the things I am often asked is: “How do I get better distance control on wedge shots?”
At Boyne Mountain Resort we have installed Northern Michigan’s first Wedge Range. This area is specifically designed for hitting wedge shots. There are 8 targets place in the ground spread out every 10 yards in a baseball diamond fashion from 30 up to 100 yards. It’s a quiet unique place to work on your short game.
Distance control is so important in every faze of golf especially inside of 100 yards. I often see handicaps drop significantly as I work with players on their short games. In the video above Mike gives you three tips to help you control your distance:
→Length of the Backswing
→Speed of Your Arms
Of course these elements must be blended together to produce a shot with the right trajectory, distance, and spin to land on the green and stop quickly. Really it all comes down to practice. There’s no doubt, having the Wedge Range has made my players practice more, because it’s fun.
For more information on adding spin to your wedge shots to control your distance please click here.
PGA Director of Instruction
With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader in the world of golf instruction. Everything from cutting edge social networking techniques to having his own podcast, Mike has helped to change the face of teaching golf. He currently is the Director of Instruction at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan.