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Top 5 Tips for the 80 Yard Golf Shot

February 14, 2020

all right hope you’re doing well today
or tackle in this shot the 80 yarder let’s go thanks for tuning in today
we’re tackling the 80 yard shot this one we’re going over little water I’m gonna
give you my top five tips and if you want to stay up to date with the latest
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dive in to my top tips from 80 yards tip numero uno here we go 80 yards run the
button I’m even going over water so you would think you take your 80 yard Club
which for me is my 60-degree wedge and I would use that it makes a lot of sense
tip 1 is do not do not use your 80 yard club especially if it’s your 60-degree
lob wedge don’t do that I rarely rarely use my 80 yard club which I hit this 80
yards like right on the button you would think it would be the right choice but
it’s really gonna cause more problems than anything else because you’re taking
a full swing with a high lofted Club if I make a mistake I’m in the water
unplugged in a bunker a lot of issues can arise so I do not want to use this
guy you’re going to want to take your next club which for me is my 54 but
don’t be afraid to even go one more with the 50 because it’s really gonna help
you out so I’m going to more going 50 that is tip number one I’m like six feet
for birdie so do not use your most lofted Club from
meteors but okay tip number two is this we it has to do is set up we want
everything to be in the center of our body so many times I see a lot of people
back that ball up when you’re hitting this 80 yard shot and and you’re using
your most lofted Club so we don’t want to do that so you’ve got your let’s say
fifty degree gap wedge or something like that I want to set up in the center of
my stance everything what my hands Center hands Center ball Center
everything Center right here I do not back that thing up you get it
back here you’re gonna come to steep on that ball and you’re gonna just chunk it
you need to create a lot of issues Center everything in the center ball
center hand center right here this is where you want to be you can take a nice divot with that ball
in the center of your stance that’s tip number two and it is critical if you
want to pull these shots off with any consistency let’s go to number three
okay tip three and this is also they’re all
important okay they’re all equally important you’ve got to get them all
working together so you’re going to want to watch each tip and make sure you’re
practicing each one individually get all together look that makes sense this tip
number three is we want to have a shallow golf swing okay so when I say
shallow that means you’re not picking it up your hands don’t go high I want my
hands low in here now I’m not whipping the club inside you want the hands to
come inside but don’t do anything with the club you’re not turning your hands
you’re not rotating you’re not doing any of that because once you start rotating
and doing this then it gets whipped inside you don’t want that that’s gonna
be a problem but the hands stay low okay the hands stay shallow almost like
you’re just turning your body here that’s why we’re taking extra Club so we
don’t have to do a whole lot of extra stuff
okay so shallow golf swing is your thought process that’s why the ball has
to be in the middle that’s why everything’s working together not here
here not here here right in here not a deep divot shallow shower now I
like to talk quieter when I say shallow but if it’s not aggressive it’s loose
its fluid it’s turning motion rotation motion that’s what the shallowness will
help you get into your swing two more for you let’s go to number four
okay number four and I love this because this is a tip that is so critical for
your wedge game your short game in particular with all your short game
shots this tip applies basically all of them fly but this one more if you’re
only going to do one in all your short game do this and that is we’re gonna
keep our weight more on our front foot than our back foot and you’re gonna keep
it there the entire swing okay you’re not weight transferring at all keep it
on that forward forward foot I’d say 70 percent on the front foot you’re into
that front foot here you’re not going you’re not none of this you can rotate
but even even as you rotate your hips a little bit that weight once you want to
keep it on that front foot okay this is no good
none of that here here at least 70% everything’s working
together right there wait forward with shallow swing I mean it’s all it’s all
starting to come together there’s one more thing that’s really going to help
you mindset thing and a technique thing a little bit but it’s going to really be
a game changer in your wedge game let’s go oh by the way I am using the Voki sm7
this is a 50 degree wedge I have the F grind on here which is a full sole God
so it’s much more like the other clubs that would be in your bag your pitching
wedge or 9-iron same like that and I’m using believe eight it’s eight degrees
of Bounce on this one so not a lot of bounce mid-range and just case you were
wondering tip number five is this you want to think low you want to hit it
lower okay all the things we did in terms of ball position flat and swing
weight on the forward foot that’s all gonna help but also you need to think
low try to hit a lower and remember when you’re hitting a shot low you want to
finish with your hands low you finish with your hands up high that typically
is going to give you a higher golf shot we want to turn around so though our
hands are staying low closer to our belt okay I don’t want my hands up on my ear
I want to rotate so my hands on the finish are down by my belt this is more
of my finished position here that that’s gonna get me a higher shot that’s gonna get me a lower shot but
what’s cool about it is finishing low forces your hips and your body to rotate
and that’s really the Achilles heel let’s say of many people’s golf swing
its lack of being able to rotate if your hands are low you have you rotate it you
can’t not rotate if your hands are finish low it’s just uh hey I mean
really you you have to rotate so in these shots in particular we’re trying
to knock it down get it low and so we’re thinking low everything’s low low hands
low shot low everything and you’ll be good to go love that right in there
boom you start doing that forget it the game’s gonna go to the next all
right everybody remember there are no shortcuts in this
game if you want to get better you have to put in the time and practice I’m here
to help to facilitate what to do how to do it to achieve the best results with
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  • Reply RazoRock February 10, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Some amazing tips,, Matt, thanks!

  • Reply John Hocking February 10, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Excellent really good !

  • Reply Chet LovesMer February 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Matt, long time subscriber here. Been with you since the beginning. You've always put out great content and this is no exception. Keep up the great work, brother.

  • Reply RazoRock February 10, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Like button has been smashed!!! 👏

  • Reply cwhiffen1 February 10, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    I've been using a very similar method to this in the past year, and 80 yards is now my best approach number with a 52 degree wedge and a similar easy swing.

  • Reply Timothy Porteous February 10, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    I love these tips,especially staying centered with everything. ⛳🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️

  • Reply Thomas Deane February 10, 2020 at 3:21 pm


  • Reply Manny Talavera February 10, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    LOVE IT!!

  • Reply Joe Turner February 10, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Mr. Short Game, you have made a huge difference in my game, from driver to putter. The boyz are handing me cash more often than not at the end of the round. Thanks!

  • Reply Arthur Bekerman February 10, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Love the music in the background – more like this, please!

  • Reply LUk3 M. February 10, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Matt you watch the ProAm this weekend? They were STRUGGLING! And that’s the shortest course on the entire Tour. Like I said, even other courses, the top score is usually about -19 under after 72, so I don’t think distance or difficulty is a problem for the guys, I think they have plenty of difficulty as it is.

  • Reply joeclary1 February 10, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Your low isn't low…

  • Reply Dylan Raftery February 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    We have the same gaping on our wedges 60 54 50

  • Reply Matti Linna February 10, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Great video 🙂👍 Thanks

  • Reply Robert Pantel February 10, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    love it. Use my 50…dialing it in!

  • Reply Paul O'Neil February 10, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Great video. I would add a crucial Pt #6 – clean grooves with a dry club face – it matters a lot on being able to repeat this type of shot over and over.

  • Reply BigFish1972 February 10, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    What would have been even better, how to hit over water from 50 yards downhill lie. Great video, always like everything you do for us golfers.

  • Reply Elisabeth Kruger February 10, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Thankyou Matt 😍 great video! I love the way you explain everything…..why should things have to be done this or that way….so every thing makes sense to me…….⛳😍

  • Reply bradford onasch February 10, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    20 yard shots are where I need tips!

  • Reply Jared Votaw February 10, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Hey Mr. Short Game! Love the tips and your vids have helped me a lot with these shots! however I find this shot to be a lot easier when I open up my stance a little bit… is that good or should I keep it square? Thanks!

  • Reply Robert O'Reilly February 10, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    For me…54deg wedge full bore. 85yrds each time.

  • Reply Todd Turner February 10, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    1- Dont use you 60, use next wedge.
    2- Keep everything centered, ball, hands and shaft.
    3- Shallow angle of attack and shallow digits.
    4- Keep at least 70% of weight on front foot.
    5- Think LOW.. Lower ball flight and keep hand low and closer to belt.

  • Reply Paz February 10, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    You say "here" with the shallow back swing and then when you hit the balls the backswing ends up right where you said not to go 😂

  • Reply Brad Johnson February 10, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Another solid video here Matt! I struggle with that distance all the time. Between this and the Hybrid video from last week, your batting .1000% my man!!! Keep up the awesome work!

  • Reply Jesus Diaz February 10, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Like always, great tips Matt!!!

  • Reply B. Greg February 10, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    I hate that yardage…. Great tips. Thanks!

  • Reply Charles Farley February 10, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Your presentation method is getting into next level. I enjoy these videos and I learn a lot. Master class. Swing low…to go low.

  • Reply Paul Turner February 10, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Great video seen the pros finish with a low follow through on short wedge shots

  • Reply Rod Rich February 10, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Wait, what, a short game lesson??

  • Reply Bernard Blood February 10, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Rule 1 practice .
    When in doubt rule 1

  • Reply Dollar Bill Clinton February 10, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    You have a good channel bro I like your style that 80 yard shots a mofo I'll tell you ,,,,,,😎

  • Reply Dollar Bill Clinton February 10, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Great video,,,,😎

  • Reply SolidFormula885 February 10, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    This video is absolutely true.

  • Reply rfandel February 10, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Great video! Do you leave the face square at address at hit the ball with a square face (not slightly opened or anything?)

  • Reply Bucketlist Fit Running February 10, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    Awesome video! Do you flight all wedge shots (70-120 yards) like this? And something I've been wondering, how do you figure out a distance system for these shots? Half, 3/4 and full for each wedge or something else? Cheers!

  • Reply geedaddy45 February 10, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Question…swing speed/ strength. How much? On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 about to swing out of your shoes.

  • Reply MDX February 10, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Matt, did you leave out dead hands?

  • Reply jimmy calloway February 10, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Just noticed the Mizuno bag…hmmm

  • Reply Bambang Hidayat February 11, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Funny style of talking change it disgusting

  • Reply Ron Darin February 11, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Stellar video. Been way too steep lately. My partners in the Sunday game thank you 🙂

  • Reply Luke Hawkins February 11, 2020 at 2:23 am

    1,000th like!😁

  • Reply Carlton Fain February 11, 2020 at 2:45 am

    Great video. I like the way you get right to it.

  • Reply B James February 11, 2020 at 2:56 am

    Great videos

  • Reply Rolf Kostka February 11, 2020 at 3:12 am


  • Reply Ed Burgess February 11, 2020 at 3:15 am

    Another good one Matt, how about a second camera showing the shots land 6 feet from the hole? Makes the execution more dramatic! Keep up the good work!

  • Reply lkjh00on89 February 11, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Another great vide MrShortGame! Great advice, especially since it reinforces things I'm already doing (but sometimes question). Thanks!

  • Reply Joseph Flaherty February 11, 2020 at 3:55 am

    So don’t use a ruler to measure feet?

  • Reply Joseph Flaherty February 11, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Should we practice tip #1? Selecting one or two extra clubs? Your sure to get some looks.

  • Reply Aidan Ogilvie February 11, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Have you ever made a hole-in-one?

  • Reply Ronnie Tyrrell February 11, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Hey, what gloves is that and what size is it? Great video.

  • Reply Wongee Bullard February 11, 2020 at 5:09 am

    Great lesson. Demonstrating the subtle nuisances that make the difference in consistency the way you do is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Reply Raza Khan February 11, 2020 at 5:54 am

    very good content .. cant wait to apply these to my game .. thanks!!

  • Reply Fred Howie February 11, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Little Dave uses a chipper. What do you think of them Matt? Robby thinks they suck.

  • Reply Mdmchannel February 11, 2020 at 8:10 am

    100 yards is my most comfortable wedge distance

  • Reply Jim Davis February 11, 2020 at 8:55 am

    I love it, 2 years ago I got a great Mizuno 50 and it has been my saviour, getting me onto the green from 100 yards and in most of the time. Get them on and get them close. 50 can give you plenty of loft and spin too, I prefer low bounce of 6 on my 50

  • Reply Fred Stafford February 11, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Thank you! I learn something new every day.

  • Reply CryptoPilot February 11, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Great content on your channel. You’ve got me hooked. Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Terry Holloway February 11, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Great tips Mr Shortgame👍

  • Reply Paul Houghton February 11, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Great video Matt, I will try these tips!

  • Reply Zesty Sports February 11, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Great video man thanks, quick question for anyone, I walk and carry my clubs but I don’t like taking divots, because I’m not carrying any sand, how can we take sand with us while using a carry bag? Thanks 😊

  • Reply Tim Ruffner February 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Best pitching advice I've ever heard! Thanks, Matt

  • Reply Abduragmaan Baulackey February 11, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Awesome video, can't wait to practice and commit to this 80m strategy. My playing buddies are going to be super envious when I stick it close every time.

  • Reply iakona February 11, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    1st time on your channel. Good job, thanks for the tips!

  • Reply MAGA Rick February 11, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    low…low !

  • Reply Rick Cudmore February 11, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Great methodology. Shot tracer would have been helpful to see the results.

  • Reply Barry smith February 11, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Great tips 👍

  • Reply Larry D February 11, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    I use this shot a whole lot…as I have a bad left knee. Most of my iron shots are hit this way…it helps me make good contact with the ball without putting a lot of stress on my left side. I may use an 8 iron from 120 yards…but I hit it low, under the wind we always seem to deal with in central Texas…and accurate. From inside 100 yards, I use my Gap Wedge…or even my 9 iron if I am in the rough, which I call my "Baby 9 iron" shot. It's low, accurate, and over the years it's become one of my money making shots!
    Great advice…people…go practice it on the range…you'll save shots using this technique…and find yourself putting for birdies more often!!

  • Reply Flashy Paws February 11, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    i was subbed to this channel until i saw a video offering medical advice that was stupid. cant sub to anybody who offers dangerous medical advice.
    on the other hand… since i changed my greenside bunker technique to one i learned here, i have got up and down from bunkers 6 out of the last 8 times… and 4 of those times i had less than 18" for the save. i went from getting up and down about 25% of the time to 75% of the time.
    nobody hits a lob wedge 80 yards. what the hell. that would just balloon up off the face of the earth. thats just an easy sand wedge for normal people. or a soft gap wedge maybe.
    and you must be playin a pretty hot set of irons if youre packin a 50 degree wedge. that seems weird for a guy called mr shortgame. i'd expect you to be tight at the bottom and loose on top.

  • Reply The Green Fee February 11, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Some good tips here. I will try these out in my next practice session. I do struggle with this shot

  • Reply SuperVillain Golf February 11, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Great Video! Very insightful! Nice work Matt.

  • Reply Barrie Topham February 11, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Matt like the video also like the golf glove can you send me the link where I can get one please? 👍

  • Reply Pag Golf Vlogs 2.3K subscribers February 11, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    I miss read that title as 80 yard yips……..

  • Reply Dicky H February 11, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Good tips.

  • Reply Ryan Newnam February 11, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    You lost me on tip 1 since I use a lob wedge from 115 yards and love swinging full shots and I still use it at 60 to 80 yards as well. If you take less club on a shot going over water most people either scull it in water dont swing hard enough still water or they swing normal and 20 yards over the green then chip it in the water lol so just hit the correct club for every shot never tell yourself what if I dont hit it good. If your doing that makes no dif what club you have in your hand

  • Reply Coolhand850 February 11, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    You are correct. When in between clubs, always take more club. That goes for all clubs, but even more so with short irons.

  • Reply Roger Trottier February 11, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Gold Jerry!

  • Reply Chely's Garage February 11, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    What do you think of the raposodo launch monitor?

  • Reply Tom Grant February 11, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Another good video Matt ! Thanks for your time to do these videos. My game has improved because of your efforts !

  • Reply jipn12 February 11, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Dude you’re hilarious. Keep it up. Next level.

  • Reply SEM MES February 12, 2020 at 1:45 am

    80 yds is my full 60 deg wedge one of my fav shots

  • Reply Jeff Squires February 12, 2020 at 2:32 am

    Do you want to open the face on a shot this long so you get into the bounce of the club?

  • Reply Chasing Dream February 12, 2020 at 4:06 am

    I was to hear this out, but yours just too annoying.

  • Reply BTC 100K February 12, 2020 at 5:37 am

    i use pitching wedge for my 80 yards and less.

  • Reply kamicaro456 February 12, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Great video!!! I really needed.

  • Reply Keith Harris February 12, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Practised this for the first time today, work to be done, but went very well. Instant solid feel when I got it right. I even went up to a 9 iron for 100 yards. I think this is the way to go, crazy trying to hit full wedges, too easy to lose control. Really like this one, many thanks

  • Reply Jeff White February 12, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    80 yard shot? My SW goes 85 so, easy swing with SW. 😁

  • Reply Pdubs 706 February 12, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    How did I just find this guy now? I like the cut of his jib!

  • Reply lyle miller February 12, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I don’t feel bad since you will see the pros have an issue with 80 yards I mean a lot of problems direction distance all of them

  • Reply Daniel Mitchell February 12, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    the weight forward is the best tip i have seen for wedge shots on the internet. This video and another one said it. It pretty much fixed my wedge shots

  • Reply lastuberman February 12, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    It's almost like cheating. Hitting PW from 80 yds instead of trying to muscle a SW is so much easier.

  • Reply Garry Taggart February 13, 2020 at 9:43 am


  • Reply Antonio Creswell February 13, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Very good vlog. Good tips. Definitely will try these soon. Big fan. Keep up the good work Matt!!!!

  • Reply Kris Reiff February 13, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Awesome content! Enjoyed it!

  • Reply frank hernandez February 13, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    strange……but Xcellent! 🙂

  • Reply Nic Brokenshire February 13, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    What an annoying presenter. Turned off after watching him twirl his lob wedge for what seemed like forever.

  • Reply Jeff Backer February 14, 2020 at 2:56 am

    Your tips have made me quite deadly 100 yards in – thank you. Now I have to dig into your putting drills because it's KILLING my scores…

  • Reply Larry Mac February 14, 2020 at 5:16 am

    This is how the pros do it… great vid!!!! Go watch Ricky Fowler (and others), same motion as here.

  • Reply g Compo February 14, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Started watching after seeing you on Golfholics and have to say I’m really enjoying your instructional videos and your energy is a joy..keep it up..good job 👍⛳️🏌🏼‍♂️

  • Reply Brian Treadwell February 14, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Love this v-log, off to the range . . . right now! Your enthusiasm is infectious 😉

  • Reply Chris eastridge February 14, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Can’t tell you how many time I will say hey I’m 90 yards out and grab my 90 yard club and come up short. Thanks for the tips. Will definitely be putting these in play this season

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