I’ve worked with the folks at Golf Digest for years. I have a new article coming out in the March 2016 issue that I’ll share with you later this month. The editors recently posted a short video instruction tip at GolfDigest.com about hitting out of “tough lies.” We’ve all found our share of difficult lies during a round, but approaching these “bad break” situations with a positive mindset goes a long way toward effectively pulling off the recovery shot.
I’ve got three keys you need to keep in mind as you survey your situation. First, assess the lie itself. Is it buried in soft bunker sand, inside the hazard stakes or even sitting up nicely in the desert just off the fairway, such as we oftentimes experience here at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale? The lie will help determine your club selection. It’s also necessary to determine your entry point. Do you pick the ball clean, or do you hit an inch behind the ball? And, finally, don’t forget to use your club’s bounce to help pull off the shot with finesse and perfection. Watch the video and then practice shots like this so you’re comfortable the next time it happens to you. Chances are, it will!
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So kind of Dusty and Missy Broderick to post this clip from Colin Cowherd and #CharlesBarkley. #UtleyApproved
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Well said on Colin Cowherd today Charles Barkley, when it comes to golf Stan Utley is indeed “one of the best teachers in the world.”
We’d just add the entire Utley fam are some of the best people in the world as well!
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Always good info from SwingU
If you decide to chip with your sand wedge, then you need to understand the design the engineer intended for the player take advantage of the club. Regardless of the manufacturer of your wedge, they all have a similar design characteristic called the bounce.
The low point of a wedge is not on the lead edge; instead, the low point is back on the bounce. Your job is to land the back of the club into the ground before the front of the club, much like the way a pilot lands an airplane with the back wheels touching down before the front wheels.
If you land the club on the bounce angle, the club skids and pitches the ball in the air nicely. With wedges, your clubface is already aiming up some 50-60°, so it doesn't need your help to get the ball airborne; all it needs you to do is land the back tires in the ground.
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