Clients often ask me how the professionals they see on tour are so accurate from 100 metres. The answer is simple: they have three to four wedges of varying lofts and, when practising, they use a launch monitor to check the flight, distance and spin rate of each club. Tour professionals will also have different wedge sets suited to the course they are playing. Using a launch monitor helps with checking the gapping between each wedge and therefore the knowledge of which wedge to use from any distance.
I use the FlightScope X3 launch monitor for my clients at the academy as well as for all those who attend the Australian Golf Digest Golf Schools. We use the FlightScope Skills app to check our clients’ short game over distances from 50 metres to 100 metres. The app uses a points system based on your accuracy at each distance with a maximum of five points per shot. Not only does it provide valuable statistics, it makes practice more interesting and highlights your strengths and weaknesses with each club.
If you would like to know more about your wedge shots, talk to your local PGA professional and work on your technique. Also, check with your PGA professional which type of wedge best suits the conditions of your course.
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