Butch Harmon: Why You Miss Greens

Hit it closer: Take this advice for your next short approach.

Released on 3/23/2016

Credits

Starring: Butch Harmon

Transcript

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(rock music)
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Here we are about 115, ah, maybe 120 yards to the flag.
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What I see all the time is so many of you
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will just take your pitching wedge
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and just try and hit it as hard as you can.
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It's impossible to control the trajectory,
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the line and the distance when you swing that hard.
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So get rid of the pitching wedge.
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Let me show you what you want to do.
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I'm going to take a nine iron
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and I'm going to make more of a three quarter swing.
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With your pitching wedge you'd make this long,
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full wrist cock swing as hard as you can
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just in case you made contact.
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By taking the nine iron,
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I can make a more three quarter swing,
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a softer action and let my arms
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and my body rotate together.
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I'm gonna get a better ball flight
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and better consistency.
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Ball's played a little front of center.
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'Bout a probably just a little three quarter back swing.
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(club hits ball)
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And a little punchy feel it.
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So the next time you have one of these shots
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from about 115 to 120, don't get your pitching wedge
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and swing as hard as you can.
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Take this nine iron, make a little three quarter swing.
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You'll control the shot a lot better.
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(rock music)
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