Golf Tip – Play Smart

November 5, 2015 Posted by Matt

play smartPlay smart, know where to miss it.  When you have an approach shot to the green, going straight to the pin is often not the best choice.  Evaluate the best place to have your ball land in case you miss the green.  Avoid leaving your ball so close to the side where the pin is placed that you do not have much green to use for your pitch or chip shot.  Look at the way the green slopes so that your ball will not run off the green or away from the hole after it lands.  Look for slopes behind the ball that can act as a backstop if you go a little long.  Plan your shot based on what the hole gives you, play smart, and you will score better.