Tip of the Week 72 » Roll Ratio


Christina Ricci’s Tip of the Week
No. 72

Roll Ratio Formula
to get it close


In this Tip of the Week, I have some fun using the roll ratio formula around the green.

There is not just one way to get the ball to the hole. To keep things simple follow the Roll Ratio Formula. The roll ratio is a formula used by many great players. In its simplest form: The lower the club, the more it rolls. So explore your clubs and pay attention to the spot you need to land the ball with a particular club to get it close. This is a great practice session as well.

For example, a long chip requires more roll, so a 9-, 8- or 7-iron is a good choice. If there is little green and you need more height to land the ball softly with little roll, a lob or sand wedge is a good choice.

Key Point: Pay attention to the lay of the land and watch for slopes.

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