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How to Hit a Half-Wedge Shot

Corey Lundberg shows you how to hit a controlled half-wedge shot.

Released on 6/13/2016

Transcript

00:01
This turf is like right into the grain.
00:04
(guitar rock music)
00:15
If you're gonna break 80
00:16
you gotta take advantage
00:17
of your scoring opportunities.
00:17
You can think of Zach Johnson at the Masters
00:19
with the half wedge shots.
00:21
Where you can launch them low.
00:21
He controls the distance
00:23
and the spin that he puts on 'em.
00:24
So to get players to do that
00:25
I like to do two things.
00:27
When you get set up
00:28
just to make sure that you hit it solid
00:29
start out with a lot of your weight
00:30
on your left side.
00:31
I want you to camp out here
00:32
and keep it there throughout the swing
00:33
to make sure that the low point is in front.
00:35
The second thing that I want you to do
00:36
is just take more club.
00:37
Jut 'cuz we're close to the green
00:38
doesn't mean that we have to use our highest
00:40
lofted wedge.
00:41
Sometimes taking a gap wedge or a pitching wedge
00:42
can help us bring the launch down
00:44
so we can hit these low flighted shots
00:47
to take one hop and stop next to the whole.
00:49
Like Zach did at the Masters.
00:50
(guitar rock music)
00:59
If you can do that
01:00
hopefully you keep your launch down
01:01
and control your distance,
01:02
make more birdies when you have
01:04
the scoring opportunities to break even.
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