I'm a 6.7 and will usually shoot par once or twice a year and have broken par twice by 1. My putting is terrible but I may have fixed that yesterday with about 3 hours on the putting green and some lead tape.
my best advice would be to go to the hardware store and buy 8 to 10 mini pylons. Usually they're in the sports section. Go to the end of the range and place the pylons out evey 10 yards starting at 20 or 30 yards. Make a matrix on a piece of paper with your wedges on one axis and 8/4 9/3 10/2 11/1 and full on the other. These number correspond to a clock face and where you bring the club back to.
hit 20 shots with each wedge at each swing length and record the distance. Don't record any really bad shots or fat or thin shots. Average these and you'l have several options at every yardage inside 100 yards. I took the averages and wrote them on the back of my wedges with a sharpie. If i have a short shot into the wind I look at my pw or 52 for a yardage close to what I need and use that. Having the numbers there seems to be a mental thing and all i think about is bringing my hands back to 9 o'clock or so. It's worked so well I'm considering doing this for all my irons for knock downs but likely just 10/2
I've just done this recently and my short game has going from terrible to fantastic instantly.
The biggest benifit is that I'm now hitting my partial swings much more in control and rarely use a full or 11/1 or ever 10/2 swing anymore with my wedges.
Rick shiels has a great 3 part series I think called wedge perfect that I got this from. It only takes a couple hours at the range to do this. If you have access to an accurate launch monitor that could be even better.
i also suggest staying with 8/4 and recording 10 shots with each wedge and get an average. Do this for each swing length. Then do it again but this time stick with one wedge and hit each distance. As a single digit you'll quickly see every shot with 5 yards and likely about 80 to 90 percent within 3 yards.
Edited by kozubs, 12 August 2017 - 06:58 AM.