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In the video below, Tour caddie Billy Foster talks through 5 key strategy decisions and how to get them right more often!
5 Key Strategy Decisions… Every Golfer Needs To Make!
Shooting lower scores when it matters is all about how well you manage your game. Do you always play to your strengths and make smart decisions or do silly mistakes leave you frustrated that your handicap isn’t moving in the right direction?
To help, we teamed up with Motocaddy and legendary European Tour bagman Billy Foster. In this video and article, he explains how to manage your game in five key areas from recovery shots to greenside shot selection.
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1. Club selection
You need to know how far you want to carry the ball and you should take elevation change and weather conditions into consideration. A shot will play a little longer uphill and a bit shorter downhill, and wind, rain and the temperature will all affect how far the ball travels through the air. In soft conditions, you want to land it closer to the flag, whereas you need to allow for some release in firmer conditions. Once you’ve decided the yardage you need to hit, select the appropriate club based on how far you really carry each club on average. If in doubt, take one club more and swing smoothly.
2. Recovery shots
It’s all about assessing your options and making a sensible decision between the safe chip out and the riskier and more aggressive shot. Only take it on if you think you can pull it off seven or eight times out of 10. If you are trying the thread the needle between trees, pick a specific spot on the ground a foot or two in front of the ball that you want to start the ball over. Align your clubface over that point and you’ll give yourself the best chance of starting it on-line.
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3. Pitching keys
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