Tip Tuesday: Have a System

Struggle with your wedges? Allen Terrell of the Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C. tells you here why it’s important to have a “go to” wedge shot.



Allen Terrell:
Obviously, the quickest way to save shots is with your wedge game. Whether that’s 120 yards on in, 100 yards on in, however far you hit a wedge, we’d like for you to have at least two yardages with every wedge. I’d say most people have three wedges these days, some may even have four, some even have five. But the key is to have a system with your wedges, where you have at least two yardages.

Eventually, we’d like for you to work up to where you have three yardages, where either you swing halfway back or swing three quarters or you swing full, and then you have three different yardages. Obviously, once you start doing that you’re going to have some crossovers where halfway back with one club may be similar to a full swing with another one.

But develop a system, however that would be – no one person’s going to have the same system because everyone has a different grip, has a different swing, has a different halfway back, has a different position … so there’s no way you’re going to have the same system as someone on tour or someone you’re playing with. The key is to have your system, own it, and have that yardage that you know you can punch out to, you can lay up to, and you’ve got the best chance of hitting it the closest of any wedge in your bag.