Texas Wedge Technique
To execute the Texas wedge shot, Dean demonstrates the proper technique. He advises placing your hands farther in front on the putter and bringing the putter up more abruptly. Then, with a gentle tap, you aim to make contact with the top of the ball. By using this technique, you can avoid the common mistakes of hitting the ball too heavy or sculling it across the green. This shot gives you a better chance of getting the ball up and down, ultimately saving you a shot or two.
When to Use the Texas Wedge Shot
The Texas wedge shot is particularly useful when the grass is smooth. However, Dean shows us how to adapt this shot when the ball is sitting between two humps of grass. Instead of using a traditional wedge, he suggests using your putter to navigate this tricky lie. By tapping down on the top of the ball, the putter will get the ball airborne, allowing it to hop over the grass and roll up to the flat part of the green.
This technique is a great option for the average player who may struggle with the flop shot. It requires less skill and precision, making it easier to execute. By using your putter in this way, you can confidently approach these short shots around the edge of the green.