Before you can start masterminding your way around the course, there are two fundamentals you must get to grips with: distance and knowing exactly how far each club in your bag goes.
I’ll be honest, figuring this out can involve a slightly menial half hour or so, but stick with it because ultimately you’ll know you’ve done something extremely productive and it’ll pay off for every round of golf you ever play from here on.
First, you have to figure out how you’re going to take your measurements. The best way is to access a launch monitor as this is by far the most accurate way of testing. Many local pro shops and driving ranges now offer this technology, but if you’re stuck ask your local professional for advice on where you can get access to one.
Another good option is a GPS device which you would use on course; it’s more practical and more accurate than a laser for this exercise.
Be sure to go through each club in your bag, and over five or six shots take an average measurement and make a note of the distance for that club. Once you’ve done all