You might be surprised when you find out how some of the PGA TOUR’s top golfers play par 3’s…
While some take dead aim at the flagstick on certain holes, many of the game’s most elite players will shoot for the MIDDLE of the green on par 3’s.
This common sense strategy is often ignored by many amateur players at their own peril.
Golf course architects equip par 3 holes with water hazards, bunkers, and thick rough to punish players who shoot for sucker pins.
To AVOID these traps and master par’s remember these simple tips:
1) Forget about the flag.
Find a spot of grass on the middle of the green that you can use for your target and visualize your ball landing right on top of it.
2) Dial in your distance.
Evaluate the wind and weather conditions, as well as any change in elevation between the tee box and the green to determine exactly how far your ball will need fly to hit your spot.
3) Execute your plan.
When you step up to the ball you’ve got to be 100% committed to your plan. If you’re second guessing yourself while you’re standing over your ball step away and re-evaluate your strategy until you feel ready to make a confident swing.
With these tips you’ll be hitting more par 3 greens in regulation, and since a long putt is always better than a chip you’ll have a better chance of making pars and birdies even when you do miss the dance floor with your tee shot.