Golf Swing: 4 Ways to Beat the Long Hitter

How to defeat the golfer who can hit the ball 300 yards or farther?

Hit it straight

An opponent who hits the fairway is the fastest way to get inside a long hitter’s mind. Keep the pressure on by hitting the fairway as frequently as you can. Chances are, the long hitter is not the most accurate golf ball driver. The psychological benefit of hitting the fairway overcomes the distance lost if you must use a hybrid club or an iron off the tee to keep the ball in the fairway.

 

Hit the green

You will almost always be hitting first, so maintain the pressure on yourself by hitting the green. If he is aware that you spend the entire day watching birdie putts, he begins to get annoyed.

Have a good short game

The short game is the true equalizer on the golf course.  If you have a sharp short game you can compete against any golfer on the planet.

Ignore his distance

Accept the fact that he will often miss you by 50 to 60 yards. You will gain another psychological benefit if you acknowledge that distance is irrelevant. What does it matter if you hit a 7 iron on your second stroke while he hits a pitching wedge? Golf is all about getting the ball into the hole with the fewest number of strokes possible, not about how you did it.

When playing a match against a long hitter, keep in mind that because to advancements in golf clubs, golf balls, strength training, and diet, men are regularly striking the ball 300 yards or further. It is still true that carrying a bag of tools while on the golf course requires you to walk (or ride). It only requires choosing the appropriate tool for the job at hand. What club do you use to strike a golf ball 150 yards truly matters? Whether it’s a 6, 7, 8, or 9 iron shouldn’t matter to you, and during a match, you shouldn’t be thinking about your opponent’s choice of clubs.

If you choose to view it that way, the ability to compete with him without needing to produce 300-yard drives is already a benefit in your favor. Hitting it long is the glory of the long hitter’s game. You should concentrate on maintaining the pressure as much as you can as a short hitter. You will have the mental advantage you need to counter your opponent’s long drives by following the four procedures I’ve listed.

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