If you’re like most golfers short par 4’s present an exciting opportunity to make birdie.
This often leads you to pull out your driver and attempt to blast your tee shot as close as possible to the green.
If you’re deadly accurate with your driver this can be a good choice. Otherwise, you can quickly find yourself turning what you thought might have been a birdie hole into a 5, 6, 7, or worse!
Next time you find yourself on a short par 4 take a smarter approach. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to lower scores…
Leave your driver in the bag and grab your favorite long iron or hybrid as you head toward the tee. This will help you eliminate the possibility of blasting your tee shot into trouble.
Take dead aim.
Make sure that you visualize your tee shot and pick a very specific target as you work through your pre-shot routine. it’s important to maintain your focus even with a shorter club in your hand.
Make a confident swing.
Clubbing down does NOT mean slowing your swing down. Address the ball like you mean it, and make a smooth swing transferring your weight to your front foot through impact.
Winning at the game of golf is all about executing on a SMART strategy, and these tips will help you do just that next time you step onto the tee box of a short part 4.