Today at Under The Code, cccgolfer08 wraps up his “Guide to Holing Out in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14” series with Part 3.
In the third and final part of this series, I will be explaining how to play with course conditions in mind, use the green grid to your advantage, and use spin effectively. These are 3 of the final factors needed when on the course to be able to consistently hole out shots every round.
Play with course conditions in mind – When you are hitting your approach shot, you want to consider what course conditions are set for the round. Certain golf shots will need to be played depending on the yardage of the shot and the conditions of the course. If you are at a yardage where you have a long iron into the green, you will want to land the ball a few yards short to roll it up to the cup in most conditions. However, if you are playing in slow conditions, you may want to land the ball behind the hole with a long iron because the ground will be softer and you can spin a long iron back to the hole. Knowing the course conditions will allow you to know if you should attack the pin from the front of the hole or from the back. The slower the conditions, odds are that the ball will not release forward and it will backspin on the green by itself. The faster the conditions, odds are that the ball will release more and unless hitting a wedge, you will attack from the front of the hole. Another example would be if you hitting a pitching wedge and are on slow/average course conditions, the ball will automatically come back some without any spin in most situations. If you are on fast or tournament conditions, it’s possible that you may have to manually add spin to the shot to get it to back spin to the hole.Read More →