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    Stopping the balls on hard greens

    After some tips!

    in the winter my approach is near perfect. My wedges go into orbit and come down and just sit!

    Now we are in the summer months and my greens are hard and real fast. if you hit the green your not staying on It and 90% of the holes there is trouble just before the greens so you cant hit it short and let it roll!

    Anyone else have this at there club and have any tips...
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    Re: Stopping the balls on hard greens

    What ball do you use?

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    Re: Stopping the balls on hard greens

    Quote Originally Posted by jhills89 View Post
    After some tips!

    in the winter my approach is near perfect. My wedges go into orbit and come down and just sit!

    Now we are in the summer months and my greens are hard and real fast. if you hit the green your not staying on It and 90% of the holes there is trouble just before the greens so you cant hit it short and let it roll!

    Anyone else have this at there club and have any tips...
    Yeah completely understand but in winter the greens are far softer and roll a lot less.
    I would recommend 2 things.
    1) use a softer ball - this will help the ball stick to the green. Also a newer ball always helps.
    2) Make sure you're hitting from the fairway. This will always help the ball spin/stick as there is less grass between the ball and club face. If hitting from the rough I'd aim for the biggest part of the green and allow for roll.

    hope it helps
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    Re: Stopping the balls on hard greens

    Just go one club shorter and bounce it up there (provided there's no front edge bunker).
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    Re: Stopping the balls on hard greens

    In my opinion, greens shouldn't be so hard that a well struck iron shot won't hold on.

    However, sounds like your's are, so as others have said, using a new, softer ball and trying to hit approach shots from the fairway (who doesn't though?!) seems like the only thing you can do.
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    Re: Stopping the balls on hard greens

    The scots and irish scrach their heads at this.

    It's a differnt game in england.

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    Re: Stopping the balls on hard greens

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Just go one club shorter and bounce it up there (provided there's no front edge bunker).
    "90% of the holes there is trouble just before the greens so you cant hit it short and let it roll!"

    You read the OP well!
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    Re: Stopping the balls on hard greens

    Quote Originally Posted by Three View Post
    What ball do you use?
    I'm using the titliest Velocity Now. Sometimes the Trusoft if its just practise
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    Re: Stopping the balls on hard greens

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Just go one club shorter and bounce it up there (provided there's no front edge bunker).
    Most holes have a front edge bunker or a small hill that can send it left or right before the green
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    Re: Stopping the balls on hard greens

    Its not just hard greens but our fairways need significant quantities of rain to soften them up as well. Taking a divot is a bit of a 50/50 lottery on whether you'll catch it sweet or whether you'll 'bounce' into it.

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