Distance Control, Basics of how to track 100 yards and in

It is vital that we figure out how far you hit your clubs. Distance control is very important to shooting low scores and saving shots during a round of golf.

Think about it – how often do you see them flying greens or coming up way short? If your distances are accurate, you will leave yourself with long putts on the greens for birdie instead of trying to get up and down to save par.

Learning how far your clubs go is a controllable factor. It just requires practice!

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Lets start by hitting 5 balls with each club. If you have access to a Launch Monitor this would make the process much easier! Make sure to take a full, controlled swing.

  1. Find a hole on the course that is empty
  2. Start at 100 yards and work back ten yards (which should be one club difference for most players)
    1. Write down your yardages, if there is a ball mark, write your landing spot, and the distance it rolled out to.
    2. Track your best shot (write it down), your worst shot, and your average shot
  3. Go all the way through your bag – most lofted club (Sand wedge) to your longest club (3 wood)
  4. Take your average shot, and this is the most accurate distance/ club selection for that yardage.

Trackman Combine – Compare your game against the pro’s!

If you have access to a Trackman Launch monitor, I would suggest doing the combine every month. This is a good way to test each dimension of your wedge control, short irons, mid irons, long irons, fairway woods, and driver accuracy. It will give you a final score for the combine and you can see where you measure up against touring professionals!

Hopefully this helps you prepare a game plan to learn your game better. You can then develop a game plan to lower your scores!


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