How to hit solid half-wedge shots

When attacking the green from 100+ yards, most of us have a good estimate of how far our iron shots will travel. Things become a little less straightforward when the distance requires less than a full swing.

As explained by Tom Watson on the next page, many players struggle with their half-wedge shots as they do not effectively alter their shift of weight to suit the shot.

They fail to realise that, when playing half-wedge shots, their weight should be on the front foot at the time of impact, just like with a full swing.

However, since we don’t have the time we normally would to shift weight backwards and forwards again, it’s important to begin your swing with most weight on your front foot. Failure to do this will make it difficult to position your body over the ball at impact.

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