Golf Tip – Landing Zones

December 12, 2015 Posted by Matt

landing zonesDon’t be fooled by tricky landing zones.  Many times, golf course architects will tempt you to hit a long drive to a landing zone that looks perfect for your approach shot.  Be careful to look at the landing zone for trouble.  There may be bunkers, water, heavy rough, or severe slopes near the target.  Many par five tee shot landing zones will punish you if you miss slightly.  A better way to play this hole is to use a fairway wood or hybrid to land short of the trouble area, and then hit a longer club toward the green.  You will most likely make a better score time after time by not taking the bait to hit a long, straight drive.