Give yourself plenty of room for error. Sure, if you hit the perfect shot, you can clear that tree with a nine iron. But you might be much more likely to do it with a gap wedge. It won’t go as far on the other side, but you won’t lose a shot when the ball comes ricocheting back at you.
This tip is an excerpt from The Five Inch Course: Thinking Your Way To Better Golf. The complete book is available in Kindle format at Amazon.com.