Distance Wedges 1 2 3 4 Drill: Short Game Creativity


The distance wedges 1-2-3-4 drill is from the Golf Practice Planner.

Distance Wedges 1-2-3-4 Drill

Distant Wedges Practice Drills

6 out of 10

30 minutes

Wedges. James Sieckman Your Short Game Solution BookGolf Practice Planner.

In this drill, you will hit four different distant wedge shots (low, normal, high, and lob) with the same swing.


Step 1: Watch
Watch the video.


Step 2: Pick A Yardage 
Pick a yardage from 30 to 120 yards.

Step 3: Distance Wedge Set Up
If you follow the James Sieckman Your Short Game Solution, here are the steps to set up for distance wedges:

Feet evenly balanced.

Feet close together.

Back foot square to target link.

Pull front foot back a few inches and flare it (aids balance & keeps shoulders level as they rotate through ball).

Ball two inches inside the back foot.

Arms hang down just forward of centre.

Trial hand in a weak position (V points at sternum).

Keep lead arm bent.

Keep a small cup (extension) at top of the lead wrist.

Maintain cup in the lead wrist in the backswing.

Shoulders level.

Chest slight rotated (moves low point forward and helps rotate toe of club skyward in backswing which optimizes way club interacts with turf through impact (flashlight attached to the middle of sternum, shine light six inches in front of the ball).

Head stacked up (trace straight line from nose, zipper, and centre space between ankles).

Feel legs are tall (minimum amount of flex).

Step 4: 1-2-3-4 System 

Understand the 1-2-3-4 system.

1 = Low shot (ball opposite right toe)

2 = Normal shot (ball opposite right heel)

3 = High shot (ball middle, wider stance)

4 = Lob (ball middle, wider stance, more weight on the left side, lower handle to gain more loft)

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