How to Chip the Ball Out of Thick Greenside Rough Every Time

How to Chip the Ball Out of Thick Greenside Rough Every Time

I want to teach you a golf shot that I developed specifically for US Open style golf courses and actually for the US Open, and what happened is that I won a few other tournaments with this shot. It's fun to be creative in the game.

An Exact Method to Hit From Deep Grass

So this shot is specifically for balls that are sitting down in deep grass close to the green. Most often people will try to hit a sand wedge and try to blast it out of there and what might happen is that they skull it or they might leave it just two or three feet forward in the heavy rough. The shot I am going to teach you is a very high percentage shot.

  • We are going to use a 9-iron.
  • Keep the blade slightly open, I put my weight forward as I do in almost every short shot, and what I am going to attempt to do is pick the club up abruptly and hit down right on the back of the ball.
  • I am not going to follow-through.
  • My intent is to pop this ball out of the heavy rough and it should land in the next cut of grass and trickle onto the green because it will have a little bit of overspin.

The good thing about this shot is that it will always get you out of the rough and will end up somewhere on the green so it will save you those double bogeys. Let's try it, we are going to have to use a lot of acceleration, pick it up and hit right down on it. If you can save par with that type of shot you are going to be way ahead of the field.

Category: Chipping
Sub-Category: Short Game, Bad Lies, Course Strategy
About the Instructor
Jane Blalock
Jane Blalock
The Jane Blalock Company
197 Eighth Street
Flagship Warf
Boston, MA 02129
Cambridge, MA 02141
Tel: 800-466-1133

Jane Blalock is the winner of 29 LPGA events and has a record-setting 299 consecutive cuts made.


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