GOLF COLUMN: Build your confidence

PGA Pro Sam Shaw.
PGA Pro Sam Shaw.

I’m Sam Shaw, and I’m here to provide you with some tips to help improve your game.

At this time of year a lot of my clients struggle to get the desired strike of a tight lie.

This is so popular as there isn’t much growth out there at this time of year.

It’s important to build your confidence off a tight lie.

A pitch short or short chip shot from short grass or a tight lie can be a challenge even for the very best players.

Make a few practice swings and brush the ground in a way you would do it if the ball was there.

Now, without a lot of thinking step up and hit the shot with the same motion you practiced.

You want the club to skim the ground and not dig in on these shots.

To be sure this happens, don’t get the hands too far in front of the club head.

Contact me on 01614275759 to book a lesson at Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club.