Troubleshooting Wedge Shots: 5 Common Mistakes and Fixes

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Say Goodbye to Shanks and Skulled Shots

Whether you're a seasoned pro or as green as they come, one thing's for sure: mastering your wedge shots is essential for lowering your scores and impressing your buddies on the course. Regardless, we all have those days when our wedge game seems to be on the fritz.

Luckily, the quality of your wedge shots are up to you, and this guide will help improve your performance. In this golfer’s guide, we're going to dive into some common mistakes golfers make with their wedge shots and, more importantly, how to fix them.

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5. Mistake: Skulling the Ball

Ever find yourself catching the ball thin and sending it sailing over the green? It happens to the best of us. One common culprit? Lifting your head too early in the downswing.

Fix: Keep Your Head Down

Focus on keeping your head down and eyes on the ball through impact. You'll be amazed at how much crisper your wedge shots become.

4. Mistake: Chunking it Short

Nothing's more frustrating than taking a big divot and watching your ball barely make it halfway to the target. Often, this happens when you shift your weight back onto your rear foot during the downswing.

Fix: Maintain Your Weight Distribution

Instead, focus on keeping your weight evenly distributed or even slightly favoring your front foot for cleaner, more consistent contact.

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3. Mistake: Neglecting Your Wedge Selection

It's easy to fall into the trap of always reaching for the same wedge, regardless of the distance to the pin. But different situations call for different clubs.

Fix: P4 Prism 2-Wedge System

No more guessing which wedge to hit (then chunking or blading it because your mind is full of doubt). This two-wedge system makes the short game simple, saving you multiple strokes each round — and this pair can handle any shot you face.

The short chip? Check – the 51° Prism is perfect.

The high lob? Check – it’s a breeze with your 57°.

Ditto for a bunker shot.

Pyramid P4 Prism Wedges work for those and many, many more – including full shots when you need to stick it close.No matter your skill level or how often you’re able to practice, you’ll find these wedges easier to hit solid, more forgiving on misses, and incredibly versatile in a range of situations.

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No more guessing which wedge to hit (then chunking or blading it because your mind is full of doubt). This two-wedge system makes the short game simple, saving you multiple strokes each round.

2. Mistake: Over-Compensating for Distance

Choking a "death grip" on the club and the urge to swing harder to reach the green rarely works out in your favor.

Fix: Trust Your Swing

Instead, trust your swing tempo and let the loft of your wedge do the work for you. You'll be amazed at how much more control you have over your distance and accuracy.

1. Mistake: Poor Alignment

Ever notice your shots veering off to the right or left of your target? It could be a simple case of misalignment.

Fix: Check Your Stance

Take a moment to check your stance and ensure your feet, hips, and shoulders are all parallel to your target line. A little attention to detail here can go a long way.

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Stop Wasting Strokes

By avoiding these common mistakes and implementing these simple fixes, you'll be well on your way to mastering your wedge game and impressing your playing partners with your newfound skills.

Next time you find yourself facing a tricky wedge shot, remember these tips and swing away with confidence. Thanks for stopping by, until next time.

To better golf,

Matt Stephens

Founder, Inventor | Pyramid Golf

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