A high soft shot that stops quickly on the green is a crucial addition to your short-game arsenal. Greens are getting faster and courses are more apt than ever to cut pins close to trouble.
That stat which comes from putting studies I’ve done using PGA Tour ShotLink data should scare you. Say you face 12 putts of 30 or more feet per round (which is about right for a mid-handicapper).
Opt for a gap wedge instead of your sand or lob wedge. The longer shaft length on the gapper automatically provides more speed. Trust me—you need significant power on this shot.