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How to hammer it from hardpan
With dry course conditions, that means more tight lies, including hardpan. A few easy tweaks, however, can make these shots a lot easier.
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Stay steady to stop pulling...
If you pull a lot of makable putts (12-footers or less), you’re probably moving something besides your shoulders during the stroke.
The disappearing slice trick
Pencil in more drained putts
Smooth out your takeaway
Unplug yourself from a plugged lie
Your approach falls a few agonising metres short of the green, and your ball plugs in the face of a bunker. What looked like a typical greenside sand shot is now a rescue mission.
Finish 'high and low' to hit a draw
Gear down and get out of trouble.
Escape a plugged lie in the sand
How to rip a right-to-left shot
A draw can be very useful off the tee, especially if the hole doglegs from right to left or the wind is blowing from left to right.
'X' marks the spot
Shorten your left thumb for more power
Use the toe to find the sweet spot
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