Professional Golf Tips On How To Escape High Grass
Playing the ball out of the high grass is something that not so many players have been able to avoid. This is not something that a golf player is supposed to be worried about, but every once in a while you will find yourself in a position where you have to perform this shot, and rest assured that it is not always a pretty situation. Let's hope that you do not find yourself in this predicament all too often. There are a number of things that you need to pay attention to when you are trying to get to play a good ball off this kind of a lie, and to make sure that you still play your shot perfectly.
The first thing that you need to do is to ensure that you are realistic about the selection of clubs. There are a lot of players out there, hopefully no professional players make this mistake, who find themselves in such a situation because they chose a club that cannot allow them as much loft as they desire. As long as you are starting off from a poor lie, you need to consider a sand wedge or a pitching wedge as the highest loft provided by these will make it easier for you to get the perfect chance of playing a good recovery shot.
Secondly, take some time and study the course, and decide on the easiest or rather the shortest way to get you back on to the fairway. There is a common high risk strategy that golfers like to make, which hardly ever bears any fruit. With this in mind, most players decide to play shots that will eventually carry the ball over a longer distance before it lands on the fairway. From a professional point of view, the risk is not worth it. A good reason why you need the shortest distance to the fairway is because this allows you to minimize the possibility that you will end up leaving the ball in the grass when you take the next shot.
Before you are able to make this shot and make it perfectly, you need to change a few things about the set up position. Some of these include the following:
- Setting the ball further away from the stance
- Shifting up to 70% of your weight on to the front foot
- Holding your club lower from the grip