AMATEURS FREQUENTLY HIT OUTSIDE THE CENTER OF THE FACE
ON THEIR METAL WOOD APPROACH SHOTS FOR MUCH HIGHER SCORES.
“Amateurs hit outside the center of the clubface approximately 50% of the time that results in a significant loss of distance, missed greens and higher scores,” says Kay McMahon, PGA teaching pro and Hall of Fame instructor.
For example, approximately 43-59% of amateurs’ fairway wood and hybrid approach shots land short of the green
(see chart of a study of 6 million rounds below), which according to short game guru Dave Pelz results in a bogey or worse 80-90% of the time.