How to tackle golf's TOUGHEST short game shots with EASE!

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Wed, 17 May 2017
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#4: HOW TO PLAY THE 50-YARD SHOT FROM DEEP ROUGH

The deep rough shot, whether it's a chip, pitch, or mid-iron, can destroy your round single handedly if you don't learn how to play out of it.

But there are ways to turn those round-wrecking treble or double bogeys into bogeys, pars or birdies. 

At set up the ball will be in the middle of your stance or just back, so you don't grab loads of grass before making contact with the ball.

You also want to make sure that your hands are forward of the ball and you have a slightly open stance but keep the clubface as closed as possible to get the distance.

If you hit the ball correctly with a strong swing then the clubface should cut through the grass regardless of whether its open or closed.

The most important aspect of this shot is cutting through the grass or avoiding it as well you can. 

A tip for that is to have a much steeper downswing angle when coming through to impact. This will mean less grass will be behind the ball when you make contact.

Make sure you get your two elbows close together and close to the stomach to ensure you come down through the ball from a steeper height. The left arm should remain straight through the stroke to give you more control and power when forcing the club through the grass into the ball.

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