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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Lee Trevino's Burning Wedge (Video)

Way back in 2011 I posted this video about how Lee Trevino hit what is now known as the "burning wedge." Basically it's a wedge that flies in low with a lot of spin and stops quickly. Since Saturday was Lee's birthday (he turned 79) I thought I'd post it again... with an extra video to try and make it clearer.

Lee's explanation is pretty clear, but it wouldn't hurt to have a better video of him hitting the shot, would it? So here's Jason Dufner hitting the burning wedge, and it's a very clear face-on view.

The big thing to note here is how far back in his stance Jason has the ball. That's the key to the burning wedge: You've got to hit DOWN on that baby and you're using the front edge of the club, not the bounce.

It's a nice shot to have when you're hitting to a hard green or when you don't have a lot of room to land the ball. Just make sure you practice it before you take it to the course!

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