Golf has a difference with most of the sports that are practiced and that is that your course can last a lifetime. Today we will learn a little more about the approach shot in golf, and we will also give you some tips so that you can perfect it.
For those of you who have just landed in golf…
What is an approach about?
The approach is an approach shot where the golfer will try to get his ball as close to the hole as possible. Two characteristics of the shot should be highlighted: it must be made in a distance to the hole of less than 100 m and the best club to do it is the wedge since it is a club for short games.
We already know that the objective of this sport is based on taking the ball to the hole and inserting it into it. For this reason, this is one of the most important shots, but at the same time complex due to its importance in the game and more complex technique. Next, we will give you some tips to help you improve your approach or approach shot.
Tips for getting a perfect approach
- Control the movement.
1 of the biggest mistakes that are often made in this blow is wanting to control it by overloading the wrist. with this we only get a worse result in the search for the right direction and a much worse approach to the hole. What you should do is turn your torso and hips in the direction you are going to make the approach, also making a small semi-flexion of the knees.
- The position of the hands.
As it is a blow where more precision is needed, we must be clear about where the hands should be placed and it is always in front of the body.
- The rod must not hit your chain.
At the beginning, this blow is made with the wrist unconsciously, worsening the technique even more when the shaft of the club touches or hits his hip. To try to prevent this from happening, you must turn your body at the same time.
- Control the load on your body.
Another very common mistake in golf and especially in approach shots is to load the weight on your right foot when it is best to do it on the left to be able to better make the turn and dominate the shot.
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