18 Shots Presented by Titleist: Wedge Angle of Attack Around the Greens

Posted: June 25, 2014

Understanding your lie and knowing how to approach the shot in front of you is the key to developing a good short game. 

In the latest installment of our 18 Shots series, PGA Professional and Director of Instruction at Shadow Ridge Country Club James Sieckmann talks about how angle of attack factors into chip shots from around the green and how different lies will require some slight adjustments to setup and technique.

James also provides some great advice on how to improve your short game practice routine that is sure to help you get a little more comfortable with the tricky lies that we've all encountered out on the course.

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Justinu3


Love listening to Sieckmann!  Great stuff Titleist!

Chuck Z


I play golf a minimum of four days a week and when I warm up, it is mainly with a couple of wedges and a putter.....I may it a hybrid a couple of times, because that is what I hit off number one tee box playing from the sernior tee boxes.....spend a lot of time with the wedges and putter.....

Jim Harris


best advice in this is hands down practice the bad lies.  I used to only practice the perfect lies and was often hurting myself out on the course because I couldn't handle the bad ones.

KIM H


I'm fairly new to the game, (about 5 yrs) and I must say I love it. I take lessons for our local PGA pro but, this is a great tip. Thanks Team Titleist.

Greg P


There's a lot of good info in this video.  Thanks, James!

JOEL G


GOOD ADVICE FOR THE NOVICE PLAYER. I PLAY 5 DAYS A WEEK AND GO DIRECTLY TO THE FIRST TEE. ONE PRACTICE SWING AND HIT IT. NO, I'M NOT A PRO-JUST A 79 YEAR OLD THAT HAS PLAYED FOR 70 YEARS AND STILL IS A " 6 " USGA GHIN. HOW MUCH LONGER WILL I PLAY IS ANYONE'S GUESS, BUT I'M STILL KICKIN BUTT.

J.E. O


Maaaaahalo !!!!

Dan S


Excellent stuff Titleist!  Keep it coming!!!

George P. L


Great tip, especially choking down to the bottom of the grip on the wedge.

John O


Good stuff, especially practicing bad lies. Mahalo Team Titlelist !