You're off the green but not by much. The green is running slightly down hill, away from you, so you'd like the ball to check up a little. Which "weapon" do you select?

This is the perfect situation for a lob wedge. At 60+ degrees lob wedges land the ball softly and the ball checks up. The biggest problem I see on the lesson tee is students decelerating when they meet the ball, slowing down at impact rather than following through to the finish. That's mostly because they took big of a back swing. Practice with your lob wedge and that will help you master a perfect touch around the green.

-- Steve