You have a good lie in the fairway
roughly 70 yards from the green, but
you can’t make a full swing and that
never seems to work out well for you.
Before your next round, hit practice balls
using a full swing with your pitching
wedge. Picture a clock’s face tilted on
the same plane as your swing (your chest
at the center). Swing your hands to 10:00 in
your backswing and 12:00 in your finish.
Determine the distance on clean hits with
your 10-to-12 swing. With this swing as
your base, switch clubs and swing lengths
to match the distance at hand.
DIAL IT IN: Consult the table
to generate every distance from 110
to 20 yards. If you hit your PW farther
or shorter than the 110-yard example
outlined here, visit golf.com/dcs and
download the table that matches the
distance you typically get with a full PW.
If your full
flies 110 yards
and you need
to hit the ball
Swing your gap
9:00 to 2:00.
If your full pitching
wedge flies 110
yards and you
need to hit the
ball 60 yards…
Swing your sand
10:00 to 12:00.
Download your personalized Distance-Control System card
Click on the yardage you typically generate with a full swing with your pitching wedge to download instructions on how to hit every distance all the way down to 20 yards.