Discover Golf : February 2016
33 discovergolf.com.au Bellied Wedge Shot recover tip by NADENE GOLE Blading your wedge shot across the green isn’t fun at all. Unless of course you do it intentionally! The bellied wedge is a cool recovery shot that’s sure to end with a smile. Situation: Your ball is resting against the collar of the green. Avoid: If you chip it, the clubhead will most likely get caught in the grass behind the ball. You could putt it, but it’s difficult to slide the putterhead through heavy grass. Answer: In most cases, the best option is a bellied wedge shot. How to: Line the leading edge of your sand wedge with the equator of the ball. Set up for a normal chip shot: ball back in stance, hands forward of the ball, weight favouring your lead side. Make a level putting stroke ensuing the leading edge strikes the middle of the ball. The ball will roll like a putt. Want to achieve your goal in 2016? Check out one of Nadene’s golf schools at Victoria Golf Club. Click here for school dates and more information.