Golf Tip – Pin Position

March 21, 2016 Posted by Matt

Pin PositionBefore you hit your tee shot, look at the pin position.  Good golfers are always aware of where the pin is placed on a hole before they tee off.  Depending on where the pin is located on the green, simply aiming down the middle of the fairway may not be the best option.  For example, if the pin is tucked on the right side of the green with a big bunker immediately to the right of the pin, then the smart way to play the hole is to aim down the left side of the fairway.  Then when you hit your approach shot you will have plenty of room to hit the ball to the middle or left side of the green away from the bunker.  If you were to hit your tee shot down the right side of the fairway, you will then have a difficult approach shot that will require you to carry the bunker and leave little room for error.  Be mindful of the pin position before you hit every shot and you will improve your scores.