PLAY FOR THE CENTRE OF THE GREEN
Range-finding technology is so helpful and cool. It’s great to know that you need 204 metres to carry that stream off the tee, or that the flag is exactly 147 metres away. But knowing the precise distance to your target doesn’t change the fact that many players don’t hit their clubs a consistent distance. You might know that your ideal 8-iron goes 140 metres, but realistically, most go shorter than that. The distances to the centre and back of the green are the ones you should use in determining club selection. Play a round where you ignore the distance to the flag on your approaches and instead play to the centre of the green when the pin is in the front and a little past centre when it’s in the back. Your goal is to end up somewhere in the fat part of the green and leave yourself a good chance to two-putt. When you shoot for the middle, you’ll hit more greens and avoid missing where even a tour player would struggle to get up and down.