- Dec 26, 2012
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@Snowman, when you get a chance, try the 'sand shot' approach. Yes, the ball does come out with little spin, but the consistency of the ball coming out in a predictable manner is worth it from a 'minimize the range of outcomes' goal. If the ball is fluffed up in the rough, then you have to get creative. But when you can bounce the bounce through, it gives the most predictable shot where the clubface won't get pulled shut and one is less likely to decelerate or blade it.A short-sided flop out of rough is a really high risk shot.
Lob wedge, open it up. Short chipping stroke, I focus on turning the core and adding in a bit more hands than usual through impact to aid the flop. More of a swinging through the grass motion than stabbing at it.
This shot is high risk for the double hit.
Open up stance but also commit to the path that the open stance dictates.I hit mini flops sometimes, but only when there's some irrigation issue I need to get the ball over. What ever wedge I use, I lay it wide open with a very open stance.
Rest of the time I'm either usig my 7w, or 7i with very abbreviated strokes. Much like a short putting stroke