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Professional Golfer's Advice On How To Handle A False Front

There are so many times when you are playing that you will come across the term false front. As a matter of fact, if you are the kind of person who loves to watch the tournaments on TV, there is a good chance that you will come across the term so often. TV commentators love to use this term, so it should not be hard for you to miss.

Have you ever wondered what it means? Well, a false front basically is a term that is used to infer the articulate design of some of the putting greens. To be precise this simply means the front part of the green which slopes in the direction of the fairway.

The reason why it is referred to as a false front is because the ball that lands on this particular front will most certainly roll backwards and inside the fairway. As a result of this motion, the player will be forced to play the ball over and above the front of this green so that they can ensure that the shot will stay on the green.

To be precise, this is the front of the green, and naturally you would want to have your ball there. However in reality it is the last place you want to have your ball, hence the term false front. As you approach this shot, it is important for you to ensure that you have more than enough club to get the ball beyond. The following are the three major options that you have in this scenario:

  • Run the ball up the bank
  • Make a chip and run shot
  • Fly the ball to the top level of the green

Run the ball up the bank

For this shot, you will need to use either a hybrid or a putter to deliver the results that you want.

Make a chip and run shot

One of the other options that will work for you is to get an iron and hit a chip and run, or as others would love to call it, the bump and run.

Fly the ball to the top level of the green

Alternatively, you can get a lofted club and use this to fly the ball over the top level of the green. Whichever of these options you decide to go with, do not forget that the false front can be more trouble than you know, so approach with caution.