Are you playing the percentages when you find yourself in difficult situations? Whether you’re guilty or not, West Lancs pro Gavin Abson is here to talk you through it
We’re all guilty of it. We’re in the rough and we try to thrash our way out with a wood. You need to stop doing that and start playing the percentages!
There seems to be a temptation amongst amateur golfers who find themselves in the rough to take their fairway wood out of the bag in an attempt to advance the ball as far as possible.
Although this method may work 2 or 3 times out of ten, the most sensible shot to play is to make sure the ball is back in play without making the mistake of using up a stroke for the ball to remain in the rough. Playing the percentages is more important than a gamble in golf.
So what’s the best method to use in this situation to guarantee you’re out of the rough and able to make par? Watch the short video below for my full explanation and best method to use if you find yourself in this situation on the course…
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Originally from Solihull in the West Midlands, Gavin started his PGA training as an Assistant Professional at Cocks Moors Woods in Birmingham, where he spent five years while playing full time on the EuroPro Tour as well as caddying on the European Tour.
Gavin then spent two years as a Qualified PGA Professional at Open venue Royal Troon, before moving to The Carrick on Loch Lomond to become their Head PGA Professional. Six years later, in 2016, Gavin took up his role at West Lancs.
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