Scoring from 100 Yards and In





  2015/12/01

It is relatively easy for any Myrtle Beach golfer to drive the ball to where he has a 100-yard approach shot into the green. It is much harder, however, to hit the 100-yard shot on the green, let alone close to the pin. The 100-yard-and-in approach shot is the weak point in many golfers’ games throughout Myrtle Beach golf courses. This is probably due to the fact that the average Myrtle Beach golfer adjusts the length of his swing rather than the speed of his swing.

By adjusting swing speed according to the distance from the green, the golfer can hit more greens in or under regulation. The increase in swing speed and the decrease in the length of the backswing offer greater control to the golfer on difficult approach shots. With an increase in the length of the backswing, there is a greater chance for error and many times approach shots will fall short, fly long or miss to the left or right, leaving the Myrtle Beach golfer with a potentially difficult shot onto the green. An increase in swing speed and the decrease in the length of the backswing, however, reduce the chance for error and increase the golfer’s control of the shot, resulting in more hit greens. These hit greens result in more birdies and pars, while a missed green at Myrtle Beach golf courses such as Eagle Nest Golf Club can result in bogeys or worse.

In addition to an adjustment in swing speed, hitting a longer club and reducing swing speed may help a Myrtle Beach golfer hit more greens and thus make more pars and birdies, especially if the player is not hitting his approach clubs well. Sometimes, a player cannot swing fast enough to propel the ball onto the green at Eagle Nest Golf Club. In order to compensate for this the player may opt to take a longer club and decrease swing speed to propel the ball the proper distance and increase control. For example, if a golfer is about 100 yards out, then it may be a little too far away for him to hit a partial-swing approach shot with a wedge. To compensate, the Myrtle Beach golfer can hit his 9-iron instead of his wedge and take some speed off of his swing. This kind of shot can hit the ball the proper distance with greater control, thus hitting more greens in or under regulation and making more pars and birdies. However, the disadvantage of this shot is that it is often lower than the normal wedge approach shot into the green, and is more difficult to stop on the green as a result.

Oftentimes, a golfer won’t have a shot from the fairway; instead, he may have a shot from the rough. When hitting from the rough of a Myrtle Beach golf course, it is particularly helpful to remember that the golfer does not have to help get the ball into the air. When the golfer does try to help the ball into the air, it more often than not results in poor golf shots. To hit a good approach shot from the rough, the golfer simply needs to increase their swing speed slightly to compensate for the distance lost by the long grass.

 Of course, these tips will not instantly help a player become a wizard from inside 100 yards. It takes practice in order to become comfortable with the swing speed required to hit certain shots.