WHY YOU MISS GREENS

4 FAULTS THAT SAB­O­TAGE YOUR IRON GAME - AND HOW TO FIX THEM

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life Passings - BY BUTCH HAR­MON – with peter mor­rice

there has been a lot of em­pha­sis re­cently on the short game, which is great. Im­prov­ing your green­side play is a log­i­cal way to save shots. At the other end, hit­ting the driver cap­tures the imag­i­na­tion of every golfer. But in the mid­dle – and what has got­ten a lit­tle lost – is iron play, which is re­ally the guts of the game. Truth is, if you hit even a de­cent drive, your op­por­tu­nity to score de­pends on what you do with your sec­ond shot. Hit the green or leave it in a good place, and you’ll have a great chance. But botch that sec­ond shot, and you’re cooked.

Let’s take a look at the faults that pre­vent most av­er­age golfers from hit­ting good ap­proaches, from the longer irons down to the wedges. We’ll get you mak­ing bet­ter con­tact and con­trol­ling the ball so you can start turn­ing those dou­ble bo­geys into pars.

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