How To Spin The Golf Ball The Wedges
Being able to know how to spin the golf ball with golf wedges is not an easy thing to do. However, getting the ball to stop almost where it lands can help you keep your score down and ultimately win a game. The following are some simple to steps that will teach you the basic technique of spinning the golf ball with your wedges.
- Assume the correct stance. For a spin shot, you will not assume the normal golf stance, which is considered to be with your feet shoulder width apart. You will want to shorten this distance. Decrease the width between your feet by approximately one third of this distance.
- Make sure the ball is properly placed in your stance. Typically, the ball would be placed in the center of your stance. For the spin shot with your wedges, you will want to stand with the ball even with your back foot, away from the intended target. This will allow for the proper angle of the golf wedge when it strikes the ball.
- Use the right club. You don't always need a sand wedge or flop wedge to shoot a spin shot. This shot can be performed with any of your short irons, starting with your eight iron. To achieve the greatest spin, the highest degree of wedge is preferred, but some golf shots may require greater distance than these clubs can give you; therefore, it is important to practice your spin shots with all of your wedges.
- Swing your wedge on a steeper plane. With the spin shot, you will want to place your hands out in front of where the ball lies when you are preparing for your shot. This will automatically create a steeper plane when the wedge comes through your swing and strikes the golf ball. This will give the appropriate contact between the face of your golf wedge and the ball.
- Follow through as though it were a normal shot. Do not attempt to change your shot too much. This is were golfers get into trouble. You should take a normal golf swing, having confidence in your ability. Do not let up on your swing. Swing the golf wedge down, making contact with the lower back edge of the golf ball. After making contact with the golf ball, continue through with your swing, taking a long, shallow divot from the turf.