TAK­ING HAZ­ARDS OUT OF PLAY

The Cut - - PLAY LIKE A PRO -

Some­times there might be dan­ger off the tee which you dearly want to avoid, per­haps a fair­way bunker or wa­ter haz­ard that is in range of your driver.

What­ever it might be, in these sit­u­a­tions think about how to take that dan­ger out of play; usu­ally this means lay­ing up short of it.

Pick a club which you know can­not reach the dan­ger, and while you might have a club or two longer into the green for your ap­proach, that’s bet­ter than play­ing three into the green or three off the tee be­cause you’ve had to take a penalty or strug­gled to get out of a steep fair­way trap.

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