What is long game?
Hitting full shots are what many players envision when starting the game of golf. Taking out your driver and hitting long distance shots can be very fulfilling. But long game has many components, not just hitting it off the tee.
- Driver & fairway wood shots off the tee
- Driver & fairway wood shots from the fairway
- Hybrid & long iron shots
- Middle & short irons to produce pinpoint shots onto the greens
Mastering the basic fundamentals of the full swing is crucial to improving your game, building your confidence, and helping you really enjoy your round of golf.
This doesn’t happen overnight. Long game demands practice, strong fundamentals, and balance.
Long game isn’t always about hitting a perfect shot every time. Long game can also be about making “good” misses. By that I mean there is more room for error in your long game than your short game. Short game is all about precision, but in your long game you can miss a number of shots and still play a strong round of golf.
But at the end of the day, it is that one drive that soars high and lands in the middle of the fairway that brings you back for more golf time and time again.