Sean Foley: Master One Club Around The Greens

Golf Digest Best 50 Teacher Sean Foley offers you different setup options with your wedge for different shots around the green.

Released on 1/28/2014

Transcript

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There's long been a debate about
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if you should use the same club
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around the green or use different clubs.
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And I think at a higher level,
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using different clubs is probably more applicable
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but if you're like many golfers out there
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you have a job, you have children,
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you have baseball games, you have soccer games,
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the time you have to practice is limited
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so I would advise you to get good with one club.
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Now how can you take a 56 degree wedge
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and hit different shots with it?
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You'll change your setup.
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So if you wanna hit it low and make sure
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the ball rolls out,
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play it back in your stance and
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get the hands forward which is gonna de-loft it.
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It's gonna help the ball come out lower and roll.
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If you're into kind of a mid trajectory shot
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play the ball in the middle of your stance
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with your hands just slightly forward
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and go ahead and use the club that way.
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If you need to hit it up in the air,
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play the ball up in your stance,
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open the face just slightly,
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and make sure that the handle is
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in line with the back of the ball.
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And by doing those three different setups
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you can use the same club and get
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three completely different shots.
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