You will hate me saying this, but you really need to pick up a copy of Pelz's book on the short game. I play so little golf now that hitting 6 or 8 greens from the back tees of a tough course (oh, any course) is a great day. But I developed a solid wedge game and now get a lot of chip and one-putts and pitch and one-putts. After reading Pelz and attending a short game clinic I realized that my long game just isn't going to get much stronger unless I play again constantly. That isn't going to happen. So scoring from 100 yards in became more important.
With the Pelz system you will use 3 or 4 wedges but get at least 8 programmed distances from each wedge (7:30, 9:00, 10:30, full swing, and the previous four while choking down on the club). So that 27 or 42 or 53 yard wedge over a bunker to a tight pin is now just another swing, and another chance for a one-putt. The wedge swing is simply around the spine with no excess movement.
My most important stats come from 100 yards in, since that is what I can control without lots of practice. Consistently sticking a 3 hybrid on a fast green from 210 yards away is not something I can expect to do, so I don't worry about it. Getting up and down from 5 or 10 yards off the green becomes the better goal.
Edited by quant2325 - 7/20/11 at 11:17am