24 May What is a ‘Texas wedge,’ and when should you use it?
Whether or not you refer to it by its slang name, there’s a good chance that you’ve witnessed a player use a “Texas wedge” during a round. That’s because the concept is simple: Using a putter (or other low-lofted club) from off of the green, rather than hitting a wedge.
Maybe it’s just the folks I’m playing with, but it seems like the Texas wedge is more popular than ever. Over my past few rounds, I’ve seen golfers putting from way off the green instead of risking a chunked or bladed shot with a wedge.
But is this a smart strategy? Are there rules that amateurs should know about putting from long range? What about the general reception from other players?
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