Do you ever find yourself “stuck” between two clubs? Are you between one club that would go too far and one that doesn’t go far enough? Even distance gapping between your clubs will make you a better player. “Gap management” means putting together your set to minimize the distance gaps from one club to the next.
When you buy a set of irons it’s already done for you. But the next challenge is to make sure that your wedges, hybrids and fairway woods pick up from where your irons leave off.
You want a nice even interval of distances from your driver down through your fairways and then to your hybrids. Also the wedges are critical. you may have an “A” wedge or an “AW” in your set of clubs. That means that it is a “gap” wedge or “approach” wedge. That is the gap between your pitching wedge and sand wedge. It should fly shorter than your pitching but further than your sand wedge. I had a student that had 3 wedges and they were all within 1 or 2 degrees of each other. He basically had 3 of the same wedges in his set! He was wondering why they all flew the same distance. He did not have “gap management” in his wedges, for sure!
If you can eliminate any big yardage gaps in your set, you will simplify your club selection and improve your distance control.
I guarantee that good gapping will improve your golf.