3 Options From 40 Yards

Mr. Short Game give us three options to choose from when faced with the 40 yard pitch.

Maybe laid up on a par 5. Maybe we’re trying to save par. Whatever the reason, we have options from around the 40 yard range. Depending on what we’re facing in front of us and the hole, we may want to throw the ball in the air. We may want to land it short and run it up to the pin. We may even want to bump it up to the green.

Here are three options and how to play each when you’re faced with different scenarios on the golf course.

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5 Responses to 3 Options From 40 Yards

  1. MikeyB July 2, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

    Great tips. Enjoy your approach to the game. Ok, I am a 13 handicap. This shot FOREVER f*cks up my scorecard. I will take out the lob wedge, set up, take some nice practice swings, establish some tempo. I make the shot, and get the bacon strip divot and have the ball go maybe 15 yards. WTF? Also have this happen with other wedges on full swings. I have 100 yards, pull out the sand wedge. Again, ball in the middle of the stance, take some practice swings, execute and same result. I never seem to ‘flush’ the wedges above 50 degrees. Suggestions?

    • David Bloom July 26, 2020 at 4:51 pm #

      Thanks for the three tips. They were great and you made them look so simple. Like you said…practice is the key

  2. bill s tern October 22, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

    bring weight forward o nleft foot and slow swing down I am a bigger fan of a more seeping shot than a down ward motion to nip the ball more forgiveness for higher handicaps

  3. David Ward January 2, 2020 at 6:14 pm #

    Matt, another nice video. I spend alot of time in the short game area, so I’m pretty confident about these kinds of shots. What I would luv to see from you is a video on Full swing wedge shots. How to set up. When to use them, and maybe how swing mechanics differ for full swing wedge shots. Thanks

  4. Bandit Baker January 5, 2020 at 4:28 am #

    Interesting to see that the higher the ball flew the higher your hands were at the end of the stroke.

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