10 Rules to Lower Golf Scores
Rule #7 - Stop Short Siding Yourself!
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G'day sports fans! Paul Williamson here, PGA Member and RGX Coach here to tell you about rule number seven in my 10 Rules to Shooting Lower Scores.

Rule number seven is to stop short siding yourself.

It's when you're hitting an approach shot to a green and you are hitting the ball on the side that has the smallest amount of green between the edge of the green and the flag. It might be the pins cut on the right and then you miss the green on the right hand side, or the pins shorten at the front and you miss the green short. That is short siding yourself. Long siding is going the other way where you have most of the green to play with. So, if the pins are on the right you hit it to the left.

Short siding causes all sorts of problems. One, you have to get very very good at short game shots to get the ball close to the hole. This means you're going to struggle to get you down to a three or an up and down from there. And if you get it wrong this is where doubles and triples come from. If you've short-sighted yourself in a bunker, we've all done it, you stand there and get a little bit cue trying to just get it over the lip to finish close and it's back at your feet again. Because you got two cue or you went underneath the ball in the rough and it's still its feet. Or maybe a bladed one all the way back over the other side of the green and you're in another bunker and more trouble over there. That's where the doubles come from, triples come from that.

How do you avoid that? Pretty simple. Back at the decision-making on your approach shot. You're not aiming at the flag. Just aiming at the middle of the green or the fat side of the green. The place where you've got the most amount of green to work with. So let's say you hit it in the rough on the far side. Well, now you can have to just hit the middle of the green and try to land it there. Which gives you a big margin for error and the ball is going to keep running towards the flag and get closer. Same with the bunker shot, same with any shot. When you've got more green to play with. It's a much easier shot. Out of a hundred or a thousand shots again up close to the hole more often.

So that's what you've got to do and where you do that is back in the fairway when you hit your approach. Decide where the fat part of the green is and where the places you can't miss it and make sure you hit to the good side, the big side over there. Start incorporating that into your decision-making on the golf course and your scores will come down.

If you want to see the other videos links are down below check them out and I'd be fascinated to hear if you actually start deciding to do this and see if your scores come down and find that your short game shots end up better and you actually end up having less putts. Because I know that will start to happen. Thanks for now! We'll see you next time with rule number eight. Cheers!

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Rule 4 - Get rid of your 3-putts: 🎥 Watch | 📖 Read
Rule 5 - Stop under clubbing: 🎥 Watch | 📖 Read
Rule 6 - Stop playing risky shots: 🎥 Watch | 📖 Read
Rule 7 - Stop short-siding yourself: 🎥 Watch | 📖 Read
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