Monday, June 12, 2006

Golf's Flop Shot With a Sand Wedge

In golf when it comes to hitting a high golf shot, also know as the flop shot, most golfers reach for their 60 degree lob wedge. Now most golfers don't have a lob wedge in their golf bag. I suggest you reach into your golf bag and take out your sand wedge to hit this shot. What you need to do is open up the sand wedge a little bit so that you have the same loft as a 60 degree lob wedge. You then perform the same golf swing you normally do when hitting a flop shot, which should be...

1. done with an open stance
2. done with the golf ball in the middle of your stance
3. done with your swing plane along the line of your open stance

Most golfers don't practice the flop shot because they think it's too difficult. The best thing to do is go to the golf range so you can get a feel for how hard you need to swing the golf club for specific distances. If you decide to hit the flop shot on the golf course then make sure the lie will allow you to hit it. If the golf ball is buried in deep rough then you probably don't want to try it.

The flop shot in golf takes some creativity so the next time your hitting a bucket of golf balls on the range give it shot. You'll be surprised how easy it is and it could save you a few strokes in your next round of golf.
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