Hitting To A Tricky Pin Placement

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

15 Responses to “Hitting To A Tricky Pin Placement”

  1. August 10, 2014

    BrianClaffey

    I love this tip Paul. On two occasions during a recent round of golf I under clubbed in similar circumstances and dumped the ball in the bunker. This tip explains exactly why. Now I know what to do. Many thanks.

    • Paul Wilson

      August 12, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Brian,

      In certain cases I am definitely trying to take trouble out of play. Once you start doing this you should see less mistakes which means lower scores.

  2. August 11, 2014

    BryanRhoades

    I’m just loving these on course playing tips. I love the brutal honesty as well. Diggin the visor look as well!!! Keep it up Paul!!

    • Paul Wilson

      August 12, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Bryan,

      I never pull punches. If I don’t tell you no one else well. Fun doing the tips on the course. Just need to try to find time when no one is out there so we can shoot more.

  3. August 11, 2014

    STEVECAMPBELL

    I faced this exact situation today on a par three that was 140 to the pin on the front of the green with bunkers guarding the front of each side of the green and a downhill slope from the green. Normally I would hit my 8 iron, but your tips have made me start thinking a little more about the trouble surrounding the greens, so I used my 7 iron and hit it right over the pin leaving me a putt of about 15 feet. I 2 putted and made par and was happy with that. Great tip Paul!

    • Paul Wilson

      August 12, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Steve,

      Very good. Eliminating the possible chance of a big number is huge. Keep thinking the right way when you play and you will see a dramatic result.

  4. August 11, 2014

    Tom

    Excellent Paul! Thanks

  5. Paul , The pin is not where it should be :normally the Green keeper sticks it behind close behind a sand trap ,to entice you ” to go for the pin” and of course dumping the ball in the sand trap .
    In the présent case ,I submit a différent solution to yours ,which takes the sand traps out of the picture :i would play to the pin ,a bit short ,and chip from the short grass to the pin .I could évén maybe chip in ,as I’m fairly good at chipping .In any case it would be a chip + a put = par .
    Short Par 3′s are trick y most of the Time .

    • Paul Wilson

      August 12, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      That is a very narrow gap between the 2 bunkers and the pin was a few paces onto the green. I hit the right shot.

  6. August 11, 2014

    johnhoyle

    Greetings Coach I agree with Bryan Rhoades i also like the on course tips gives us a chance to see the tip on the course and we also get to see the different holes Thanks

    • Paul Wilson

      August 12, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      John,

      I’m going to try to find time to do more but this is tricky because groups keep coming up to us. This was the day after we punched the greens so no one was out there.

  7. August 12, 2014

    johnhoyle

    Greetings Coach one more thing i play with one hibred club i use it between 160 and 180 190 .I choke down or up depending on the yardage I would like to get others to cover those distances so i would not have to guess how far i need to choke Are there clubs to take the place of 6-5-4 irons and if so how do i know which ones to get My 3-4-5 fairway metals are pretty good but is there one to take the place of the drover thanks

    • Paul Wilson

      August 12, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      John,

      You need to go online and find the brand of your clubs on the manufacturers website or do a search online for YOUR BRAND LOFTS. Once you know the lofts of your clubs you can find hybrids with the same lofts online or at your local golf store. Remember each club has 4 degrees more or less loft so if you only have the loft of one club you can calculate all of them.

  8. August 28, 2014

    LenKoblenz

    Hi Paul,

    Great tip. I also enjoy reading the other comments and your replies. A lot can be learned by doing this.

    I do find it interesting that the players that have the talent to “go for the pin” many times have the brains not to.

    Your course is beautiful. I look forward to more playing tips.

    Thanks,
    Len

    • Paul Wilson

      August 28, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Len,

      Glad you like the tips. Our course is closed right now for over-seeding. Will try to shoot some more in the future.

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