Golf Tip – Back Pins

March 24, 2016 Posted by Matt

back pinsBeware of back pins.  If you are playing a hole that has a pin located at the very back of the green, be careful about your club selection.  If you go over the green, it may be very difficult to get the ball up and down, as most greens are sloped from back to front.  A good rule of thumb is not to go after back pins.  Use the yardage for the center of the green rather than the back.  This way, you will get safely on for a putt rather than having to hit a tricky chip or pitch shot if you go over the green.  Even if you have a longer putt you’re better off two putting than trying to get up and down for par because you decided to go for one of those back pins.