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Get up-and-down using the LOB SHOT with this perfect technique

YouTube star and PGA Professional Chris Ryan explains how and when to use the lob shot, also known as the flop shot.

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Fri, 7 May 2021

Get up-and-down using the LOB SHOT with this perfect technique

Short game is a difficult area of golf to master, but once you feel comfortable with a wedge in hand, you can play a range of different shots to help get your ball closer to the hole.

Different wedges provide different lofts and have different bounces. This means that choosing the right wedge for your shot is absolutely crucial.

Deciding which wedge to use will be based on different factors, such as your lie, what's in front of you and how far away the pin is.

YouTube star and PGA Professional Chris Ryan has teamed up with TaylorMade Golf for a three part series where he explains the different types of shots you can play with a wedge in hand and the correct technique that's required.

In the first video, which you can watch here, we learnt the correct technique for chipping with a wedge. Part two was all about the pitch shot and now in the final video of the series, Chris explains how and when to use the lob shot.

A lob shot, or also known as a flop shot, is an extremely useful shot to have in your locker and is used when we need to get the ball high in the air and with as little roll as possible.

We typically use the lob shot when going over hazards such as bunkers or water and it requires the club in your bag that has the most loft.

WATCH CHRIS' THIRD TIP IN THE VIDEO BELOW:

In the video, Chris uses a 60 degree TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 wedge, used by some of the best players on the PGA Tour.

With the new MG2 wedges, engineers have utilised the combination of face and groove design to create the ultimate spin for ultimate performance. Raw Face design produces a more precise geometry designed to optimise spin and feel.

For more information on the TaylorMade MG2 wedge, click here.

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