When someone thinks about the game of golf, one of the first images that comes to mind is a golfer hitting a shot. But what often doesn’t come to mind is the kind of shot the golfer is hitting. There are many different kinds of shots a golfer can hit. The kind of shot the golfer hits is dependent on the scenario in which the golfer finds himself, and there are many.
To start a hole at any Myrtle Beach golf course the golfer hits a tee shot. This is often done with the golfer’s 1 wood, which is more commonly known as the driver. A shot hit with the driver is called a drive. A drive is often hit off the tee when there is little to no trouble on the hole or when the golfer is accurate with his driver. When there is trouble on the hole at EN Golf Club or any Myrtle Beach golf course, oftentimes a player will hit a shorter, more accurate club off the tee, such as a fairway wood, hybrid or iron. On shorter par 3 holes, a shorter (higher-lofted/numbered) iron or even a wedge may be required for the tee shot.
After the tee shot, the golfer often has a shot into the green of the Myrtle Beach golf course. This kind of shot is called the approach shot. This shot is normally hit with a short iron. Well-struck approach shots have a higher trajectory so they have little roll once they hit the green. Approach shots are hit from both the fairway and the rough. When hit from the rough of a Myrtle Beach golf course, a golfer will often take more club than usual to compensate for the longer grass.
Oftentimes, the golfer will not be able to get his second shot onto the green. This may be due to an improperly struck/off-line drive or the sheer length of the hole. When a golfer cannot reach a hole’s green with his second shot, he will usually hit a longer club, such as a fairway wood, hybrid or long iron. When a drive is hit off-line, a player will often have a tree, branch, or another obstacle in the way. When this situation occurs, the golfer has two options: go over the obstacle or go under the obstacle. Sometimes only one of these options is possible.
When a golfer wants to go over the obstacle, he may take a higher-lofted club, such as a wedge, open the clubface and knife under the ball. This propels the ball higher than usual to get the ball over an obstacle. This shot is often referred to as a flop shot.
When the player wants to get the ball under an obstacle, he may take a lower-lofted club, such as a 5-iron, and press forward with their hands to take loft off the club. This produces a low shot that can fly under obstacles. This kind of shot is known as a punch shot. These two kinds of shots are very handy when they are in a golfer’s arsenal and the golfer finds himself on a tough hole at EN Golf Club.
When a golfer misses the green with his approach shot he will often be very close to the green. When a player is close to the green, he will usually consider three kinds of shots to hit. The first is a called a chip shot. This shot can be hit with any sort of club, from a hybrid to a wedge. This is a lower shot that is easier to control, so it gets closer to the hole.
The second kind of shot is called a pitch shot" This shot is hit with a higher-lofted club, so the ball gets up in the air. This shot is often hit when there are hazards in the line between the ball in the green, such as sand traps or water hazards as is often the case on a Myrtle Beach golf course.
The third option is simply to putt the ball. Putting is not normally an option unless the ball is sitting just off the green. However, when the opportunity presents itself, putting is probably the best option.
The golf shot is a very fine art and once a player masters all kinds of golf shots, he is well on his way to becoming a fine golfer.