Nick Faldo Wedge Play Clinic – Benchmarking Distances & Tournament Preparation (Ep.23)

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A Golf Clinic for Elite Junior Players

This clip is part of a private clinic that was conducted for 1 hour and 20 minutes for elite junior golfers.

I felt so lucky to be a part of listening to Nick Faldo talking about real competitive topics, tournament preparations, practice methods…rather than the watered-down version for large audiences of general public.

He made a point to mention earlier in the session that playing tournament golf is an entirely different sport than casual golf…requiring different approaches.

Note: There’s a little bit of wind noise in the audio file, but my opinion is that it’s well worth it!

Takeaway: Rely on Facts

The theme of this session from Nick was to rely on factual data rather than feelings and opinions.

Top players all benchmark distances on their wedges especially – 20, 30, 40 yard shots up to whatever the full swing would be with each club. There are multiple swings, clubs and shots for each yardage.

He subscribes to the “clock face” method of calibrating swing length and shot carry distance.

Super cool to hear it all from a former world #1 player and 6-time major championship winner.