How to Shoot your Golf Ball Up and Over Trees

By Tim Cusick

How to Shoot your Golf Ball Up and Over Trees

How to Hit Your Golf Shot Over Trees

Ok, so during my round of golf I have hit my tee shot and I am in the fairway. Unfortunately it is the wrong fairway to be in. I am faced with a situation where I have to go up over these trees. That is my only option. My thought process is I have to make sure of a couple of things.

  • Number one, my first and foremost goal is I have to make sure I choose the right club to get up over this tree. That is the first goal.
  • The second goal is I have to clear the forest which is about 40 or 50 yards deep.
  • The third thing Is I want to get it back out into play in one shot. I am not quite so concerned with where the green is right now, I just have to make sure that I get over these trees. Remember in the other tips that I have talked about, I don't want to hit any trees as I am trying to get out of trouble.

Make Solid Contact to Get the Golf Ball into the Air Quickly

The way that I look at this shot, it looks like I can get a pitching wedge, it should not be choose a club and I think I can get it over, I know I can get a pitching wedge over this tree. I am going to hit my pitching wedge and I know I can clear the forest as well. The one focus I am going to have is I am going to make sure I make solid contact with the golf ball and I follow through all the way with a big follow through so I can get the ball up in the air. Alright. I am back in play. In retrospect I probably could have hit a 9-iron because I cleared those trees pretty easily. But I want to make sure while I am playing so you want to give yourself the best chance to get your ball back out into play in one shot to help minimize those high scores on your scorecard.


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