In golf they mow the fairways for a reason: You’re rewarded if you drive your ball onto the short grass; you get punished if you don’t.
Good iron play requires that you hit a high percentage of your approach shots from the fairway. That’s why I emphasize control off the tee. People say I’m a strong iron player. That’s nice, but it’s only because I play most iron shots from the fairway.
Golf is difficult from the rough. Unless you get a lucky lie, you can’t control your shots from the long grass, so you can’t hit greens consistently.
Think about it: When I ask amateurs how they managed to take that triple bogey at the fourth, the story invariably starts with, “I missed the fairway on the [left/right].” Bad scores rarely start with, “I ripped one down the middle.”
In search of a better image, the LPGA sells golfers with style
The rain was drumming loudly on the media tent at the Princeville Makai Golf Club in Kauai, Hawaii. Still, Colleen Walker the fifth-ranked money-winner on the 1988 Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour retained a sense of humor. “Never a dull moment,” she said, laughing on the telephone during an interview. “In fact,” she added, “as we speak, the tent is leaking.”
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What’s the deal with the “Lawrence of Arabia” backdrop? Well, you’d get a lot of bunker shots in the desert, but that’s not the point. What we’re saying is, bunker play is about imagination, about transporting your mind from a place of fear to a place of daring and trust. To be a good sand player, you have to imagine success: Anticipate the thump of the club through the sand, picture the ball floating up and out, know you can make a big swing and hit the ball only 20 feet. We need to get you believing you can do those things. We’ll look at a few technical keys, but in the end, if you see yourself hitting great bunker shots, you will.
According to the laws of aerodynamics, a smooth surface provides the least wind resistance. It stands to reason, then, that a smooth-surfaced ball would fly faster and farther through the air than one with a rough surface. If that were true, golf balls would cost a dime a dozen.
But with aerodynamic properties similar to the wing of an airplane, golf balls are perhaps the most complex spheroids in sports today. A golf ball’s performance is largely determined by its dimple pattern, a feature that was developed through astute observation and has evolved over time.
I’ll show you my keys to fearless bunker play
What’s the biggest difference between the average golfer and the tour professional? Bunker play. Most weekend players hate hitting out of the sand. Even if they don’t exactly hate it, they don’t often get the ball close enough to the hole to make the putt.
Compare that anxious feeling to that of most tour players, who would rather play from a greenside bunker any day than from the rough. I’m confident I can get it up and down from the sand more often than not-and I expect to hole my share of bunker shots, too.
The key is to have no fear when you step into a bunker. You can’t worry about leaving your next shot in the sand or thinning it over the green. You have to trust your club, your technique and yourself. Be confident. (more…)