HOW TO FIND YOUR 'GO-TO' SHOT FROM TREES
The low-punch and cut-slice shots aren't easy to practice ectively on the range. While you can routinely hit them there, it's difficult to know whether or not they would have been low enough or sliced enough to avoid the tree in front of you on the course. For this test, play a few holes by yourself either very early or very late in the day, when you won't bother other golfers. Walk into the woods, find a formidable tree, and hit 10 shots with each of the three options. It only takes one such session to determine your go-to shot from the trees. You should try to hit all subsequent shots, too i.e. the 9-iron from the fairway, and the second shot after the attempted punch shot and slice, and see how you score from there. Mark each ball with a different color dot so you know which shot group a ball belongs to.
SMART PLAY: If you're a fader, you might think a curveball is your best bet, but most slicers curve shots directly into the obstacles they're trying to avoid.
FYI A go-to shot isn't used only so you can post a low score. They're there to make sure you post the score you need to win!
GO-TO SHOT 5 From Greenside Sand
Finding your go-to bunker shot will keep you from carding disaster scores