Hit the Short Pitch from the Rough
by, 06-10-2010 at 11:29 AM (2572 Views)
Here is a shot to hit when your ball has ended up just off the green in the rough. The problem here is that you need to swing fast enough to get through the rough, but you donít have to pitch it very far. The trick to this shot is in the grip. Use your highest lofted wedge and grip it all the way down to the metal. This gives us more control of the club and allows us to hit the shot with the necessary speed to get it out of the rough. Shorten the backswing and donít be afraid to smoothly accelerate through impact. The ball will pop out of the rough and you will be able to control the distance so you donít fly it past the hole.