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Golf 101: Club selection and decision making around the green

In this week's edition of Golf 101, Abby and Gabby are discussing club selection and decision making around the green. When you approach your ball near the green, we recommend going through the following steps:

  • Evaluate your lie. Are you in the rough or is it a flat surface like the fringe or fairway? If so, you may be able to putt.

  • Are there any obstacles in your way such as a sprinkler head rough patch of grass? In that case, you may want to pick up a 9 iron or pitching wedge to try a bump-and-run shot.

  • How far away are you from the hole? Do you have a lot of green to work with or is it a tight lie with only a few feet to land the shot? If you have more space, a wedge or iron may be a better option to make sure you reach the hole. Otherwise, if the lie allows, grab that putter and try to roll it in!

  • As you continue to practice, you may feel more comfortable with a putter or iron in your hand. Try a variety of shots when you're around the green and see what works best for you!


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