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How to Break 90 in Golf the EASY Way

How to break 90 in golf

How would you like to learn about one part of your golf game that you should be working on to learn how to break 90 in golf?

….and, what if I told you all it took was just “one” golf club.

Keep reading.

That is the very question TJ had about his golf game.  He asked,

I have been trying to break 90 for a while now and I feel my wedge game is letting me down.  Do you have any techniques or suggestions to help me improve from 100 yards and in?

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The one thing I would like to share with you today in helping you break 90, is the importance of knowing how far you hit each wedge.

Let me explain… For me, if I have my 54 degree wedge, I know that if I put my full swing (100%) on it, the ball will go 100 yards.

For you, it might be a pitching wedge that goes 100 yards, but whatever club it is the important thing is that you know how far it goes when you hit it at 100 percent.

So, in order to become a better player with your pitching wedge, sand wedge, or lob wedge you MUST know how far your full (100%) shots go when you hit them.

Then when you have a 100 yard shot and put your normal swing with natural rhythm on that shot…… it will go 100 yards every time.

OK, so now that you know how far your full shot goes, the next step is know how far a three quarter (75%) shot goes, the next step is knowing how far a three quarter (75%) shot goes.  

That would be when the arm comes back to about shoulder high (something known as the “L” position)

Three Quarter Swing

For me, my 100% swing goes 100 yards, and my three quarter swing (75%) swing goes 75 yards.

We would like to use the same logic when assessing a 50% shot.

Again, for me, when I have a 50 yard shot I take the club about half way back (50%), which most of the time is when my right arm is straight and there is minimal wrist break (feel like it is just short of the “L” position that we talked about earlier.)

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Now, the one thing I want you to watch on the shorter shots from 75 yards and in, is when you are making your swing, make it with nice rhythm and timing (DO ­NOT take the club back and snatch it through the ball and hit it as hard as you can).

A big part of being a good wedge play is controlling the speed of your body and the speed of your rotation through the shot.

Watch this video to get a better feel on how to break 90 in golf with your wedges:

To recap how to break 90 in golf…

Work on how far each one of the three shots we talked about goes.

  • Full swing (100%)
  • Three quarter (75%)
  • Half Shot (50%)

Being able to control that 50 yards gap between your full swing and half shots will definitely help you bring your scores down and help you break 90 in golf. 

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  • Patrick Haney November 27, 2013, 4:34 am

    Great idea , I can get golf information anytime . Thanks for sending

    • Sean McTernan November 27, 2013, 3:22 pm

      Thanks Pat, we will be releasing a new video every Tuesday so stay tuned!

  • Mike Johnson November 29, 2013, 3:05 pm

    Hi Sean, really enjoyed the blog post and video. I am not sure the best way to find out the club I hit 100 yards. Could you recommend a way to practice and find this out? Thanks!

    • Sean McTernan November 29, 2013, 3:51 pm

      Mike, thanks for your question. The point I was trying to make in this video was figuring out the distance your wedge/sand/lob shots travel when you make a full swing (100%). For me, it just so happens that my 54* goes 100 yards. Take 5 golf balls and hit each one of them with what you consider to be a full swing, measure them and take an average. For you, maybe a 54* wedge goes 80 yards? On the golf course if you have 80 yards, take aim and repeat the swing you made on the range. Should you have 40 yards made a 50% swing based on the distance your full shot travels. It will be the same with a 60-yard shot. Make a 75% swing. I hope this helps Mike. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  • Paul July 29, 2014, 2:16 pm

    Just let me break 100 before I quit this torturous game

    • Sean McTernan July 30, 2014, 1:32 am

      Hi Paul – you’ll get there just work on those three shots mentioned in the blog post. Let me know how this works for you and if there’s a video I can make for a future blog post that you’d like to see.

  • Zach September 3, 2014, 1:35 am

    I think this is true for more than just wedges. I’ve had a big improvement in my game (still not breaking 90 yet 🙂 by figuring out the exact distances I can hit with all my clubs and a good swing. In my mind, miss hits, thin or heavy shots are something I can deal with. I know I’m not 100% consistent.

    I never want to hit it perfect only to watch it sail over the green because I had the wrong club in my hand.

  • Phil September 16, 2014, 3:25 pm

    Been working all season long and breaking 90 as my pitching wedge in my 100 yard club

  • George Maharage November 10, 2014, 8:23 pm

    Good day Sean
    I usually hit a good shot with my wedges. However occasionally I slice it so badly that the ball travels at right angles . How can I correct this?
    And sometimes I hit the ball straight but along the ground and the ball runs well pass the green. Any advice?

  • Patrick September 2, 2015, 2:51 pm

    Sean: I am very pleased that I came across your site; Over the years (playing for over fifty years) you have a great manner in your method of explaining each golf move. You make it very easy to understand and practice for the average golfer. Many instructors make the golf moves TOO complicated and difficult to copy. Keep up your great instruction and thanks again for your golf site…Patrick Loughran

  • Patrick September 2, 2015, 2:59 pm

    Hi Sean: I have been playing golf for over fifty years and have seen my share of videos and golf instruction. I have to say your manner and instruction have been one of the best I have seen. You make your instruction and method very easy to understand and to copy for the average golfer, Glad I discovered your site and please keep up the great work…Thanks Again Patrick Loughran

  • Willie Montgomery December 29, 2015, 5:50 pm

    I have trouble hitting fairway shots. I more often hit them fat. I normally use hybrid clubs, from the Perfect Club Collection. When I do hit it good, my ball goes right, not a slice, but starts right and continues right. Can you give some tips on how to stop the fat shots. My fairway clubs are 39 1/2 in in length. I am a senior golfer with a way too high handicap.

    • Sean McTernan December 29, 2015, 8:20 pm

      Could be a few things Willie, but I’ll try and give you a few things to concentrate on. You could possibly be hanging back because you’re trying in help the ball up into the air. Hopefully this video will help,

      You might be staying down too long in your posture thru impact. Feel your back extending in the follow thru, and feel like you’re finishing tall and on your left side.

      I hope this helps… let me know.

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