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GOLF ARTICLES - DECEMBER 2007

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Get Up And Down - With The Texas Wedge

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When trying to get up and down from just off the putting surface, the safest shot is to putt the ball because you eliminate the spin factor of a lob or pitch. You also eliminate any confusion about how far you have to carry the golf ball before it settles and starts to run toward the hole. In putting the ball from off the green - the Texas Wedge - you need to consider how hard you have to hit the ball, the slope, and the condition of the fringe area you have to putt over before the golf ball reaches the green.

The condition of the fringe is crucial in deciding which shot to play. If it is thatchy, bumpy, or long, you're leaving too much to fate if you putt the ball. With the Texas Wedge, you may find that you rarely hole the shot. However, the good news is that you're less likely to miss the shot badly and leave yourself in two or even three-putt range. That being the case, putting the golf ball is a better shot when you can afford to play it safe, or when your nerves just won't let you try anything fancy. Use your normal putting stroke for this shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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