By Jaacob Bowden

Member Question:

I play the white tees because of my handicap but I consistently hit 300+ yard drives.

I have the biggest problem with my 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 shots. On par 4’s I usually hit a bomb in the fairway (or close to) have 60-75 yards left, hit the next one fat 20 yards, leave the next one short (or blade it) then putt from the fringe end up with double or sometimes triple bogey!

Is the short swing leg driven or more an arm swing?

 Should you open your stance?

Would it be better to play from the blue tees?

Matt C

Jaacob’s Answer:

You could certainly move to the blue tees but what is happening to you now also presents an opportunity to improve on partial shots and pitch shots.

Pitch shots and partial shots can be successfully played with an open, neutral, or closed stance. So I’d just keep it the same as what you normally do with full shots.

Similarly, they can be played with either a little more leg drive or also being more arm driven…although, I would say more players use more upper body than lower body.

Some general tips…

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