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With Keagan Beyer (EOGA King David Mowbray)

Got green to work with?

Many golfers select the incorrect club or shot type when they are near the green.

1. Little fairway, large amount of green
In the below image you can see there’s a little fairway and a relatively large amount of green. Many people have a wedge they always chip with, and generally it’s the sand wedge or lob wedge.

2. The pitch shot
This is a pitch shot played by Vusi Mabeka – Assistant Trainee Teacher – using a lob wedge. He had to make a big swing with this selection of shot and a miss hit is more likely to happen when a player makes a big swing with lots of wrist action. (also refer to picture 1 – red line)

3. The chip shot
This is a chip shot, played by Keagan Beyer – Head PGA professional – using a 8iron. The swing is a lot smaller than the pitch shot, leading to a lower chance of miss hits. This shot should be played with the arms like a putting stroke. Some players even opt for a putting grip when playing a low chip and run. (also refer to picture 1 – green line)

Next time you come up short of the green, think about how much green there is between the ball and the hole and choose the right club!

For more help, contact your nearest EOGA coach:
André at or 082 860 4977

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Discovering what has the most impact on your scorecard is a fun start to your improvement journey. It’s the first step on the way to shooting new lows. So, we want you to keep some simple statistics over your next 4 rounds and then we want you to come see us for an assessment. We’ll start with fairways found off the tee.
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