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 Post subject: A short distance to go R11 irons
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Without very little doubt, hitting the lob wedge is one of the most exciting shots in golf. Hit it well and you're looking at a tap in birdie. Hit it poorly and you could very well be looking at high numbers. If you're a fan of the PGA Tour, you've no doubt watched Phil Mickleson hit lob wedges from all around the greens. He is arguably the best short game player in golf right now. I've seen him hit so many high arcing shots with TaylorMade R11 Irons that seem to stop on a dime when they hit the green. Well, it's one thing to watch one of the best golfers in the world hit shots like that, but quite another for the weekend golfer to do the same thing. Before you get too intimidated though, here are some tips to help you begin hitting this all important shot. With a little practice you'll be surprised at how well you pick up on it.

First, start with the ball in the middle of your stance and flare out your right foot. Don't take a huge back swing, you have a short distance to go, so there is no need for a big back swing with your TaylorMadee RBZ Irons. You do however want to stay aggressive and take a nice full hip turn. You must commit to a full swing. You can't just finesse the ball onto the green. Now normal lob wedge distance for this loft of a club is about 75 yards. We don't want quite that distance, remember we're trying to hit it 50-60 yards. So here's what you do. Open the club face just a little bit and rotate your stance just a hair. It sugguested on that you should rotate your hands slightly left to produce a weaker grip that will keep you from over rotating the club face through impact.

When using the lob shot, determine the distance required to get the ball to the green. The length of your backswing is determined by the length of the shot. This is a great shot to use when you have very little green to work with and a high shot with little roll is needed. The lob wedge takes some getting used to in order for you to feel comfortable with this lofted Titleist 910 D3 Driver. It is important to commit to this shot with a steady acceleration in your backswing, your downswing and follow through. Any attempt at scooping the ball in the air will result in an errant shot. This is a "feel" shot. Practice on the driving range to get comfortable with this wedge.

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