Distance control on less-than-full wedges begins with making the same backswing no matter how far you have to go. A consistent end point lets you focus on downswing speed to regulate distance. Start in a narrow stance with most of the pressure on your lead foot, the ball just back of centre. Hinge the club up – that adds loft to the shot – and keep turning until your left arm is parallel to the ground (below). That’s as far as it should go. Now you’re ready for any downswing.