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Distance Control

Distance Control can refer to controlling the length that a golf ball travels with a full golf shot or the distance that the ball rolls on the putting green. Factors such as club length, club selection, swing length, pivot, swing speed, etc. all factor into how far the ball will travel. Distance Control requires calculating and controlling all these factors together to get the desired distance for the shot.

Distance Control Drills

Distance Control Tips

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  • Go For Minimum Air, Maximum Roll

    For most bump and run chip shots imagine 1/3 carry in the air and 2/3 roll on the ground. This of course can vary a bit, but the idea is to have minimum air and maximum roll. When you keep the ball low you simply have more control, don't have to worry about the wind affecting the flight and can use the green to funnel the ball towards the hole. Throwing a ball up into the air is much more risky.

  • Strike Close for More Spin

    For sand shots, to control the distance of your shot and the spin on the ball, you can alter how close to the ball you enter the sand. The closer you hit to the ball and the less sand you take, the more spin you will get and the further the ball will fly. The more sand you take and the further you hit behind the ball, the less the ball will fly and the more the ball will release on the green.

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