#4 - THE LOW RUNNER
If you find yourself in the left hand semi-rough about 150 yards from the green with an overhanging tree preventing you hitting a high mid-iron to the green, try this low runner.
Grip down on a 4-or 5-iron with feet a little closer together. With shoulders and the line of your feet aimed into the fairway, point the clubface at the target and re-grip.
Keep the legs ‘quiet’, make a hands and arms swing along the line of your feet and watch how the ball flies forward on a gentle right to left arc and rolls towards the green.
It’s a useful shot to have in your armoury when a wayward tee shot tends to block out an orthodox approach.
Similarly, sweeping the ball from right to left (draw for a right hander) and cutting it right to left (fade for a right hander) is also extremely important for lower scores, especially if you find yourself offline from the tee.