How to Hit the 60-Yard Wedge Shot (Featuring Titleist Brand Ambassador Greg Chalmers)
Posted: November 14, 2011
Titleist Brand Ambassador Greg Chalmers, winner of last weekend's Australian Open, might not be among the longest hitters in golf, but his short game certainly goes the distance.
Consider the following statistics:
• Greg ranked No. 1 this year on the PGA Tour in Scrambling (the percent of time a player misses the green in regulation, but still makes par or better) at 65.17 percent.
• He finished second in Sand Save Percentage, getting up-and-down from the bunker 103 of 167 times (61.68 percent), just as he did Sunday in Australia on the 18th hole to secure a one-shot victory.
• And he was 16th in Approaches from 50-75 yards, averaging 11 feet, 8 inches from the hole, probably one of the trickiest shots in golf.
Today, we're focusing in on that last one.
Armed with one of his Vokey Design Spin Milled wedges and plenty of Pro V1x golf balls, Greg tells Team Titleist what he's thinking about when faced with a 60-yard wedge shot and offers a couple tips for hitting it close.
Check it out on the above video.