Trouble In Deep Wet Rough

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Trouble In Deep Wet Rough
Category: Bad Lies
Sub-Category: Wrist, Grip, Club Selection, Course Strategy

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Video Golf Tip | Trouble In Deep Wet Rough

Everyone is going to hit it in the deep rough from time to time. What you want to be able to do now is plan a recovery shot not a heroic shot, which most people tend to do. They try to get it all back in one swing. Here are some things you need to consider when you plan your shot. What kind of grass are you in? Is the grass thick and wet like this grass or is it dry and wispy? Those two factors will make a big difference on the decision you are going to make and the club you are going to use to advance your golf ball to get back in play again. This grass is wet and thick so I am going to use more loft than I think is necessary because I want to make sure I get the ball out and back in play. Now here is something that is really interesting. Because we are in taller grass you might think we need to grip the club tight, but it is just the opposite. You need to grip the club a little bit lighter. When you grip it lighter it makes it easier for you to hinge your wrists. By hinging your wrists you are going to get a steeper angle of attack back into the golf ball that will help the club penetrate the turf and get the ball back into play. Let me show you with a shot. The ball is out, back in play, and now I can use the ensuing shots to really make a recovery.

About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.


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