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Hitting From Deep Rough

Today, I’d like to give you a golf tip on hitting from deep rough. I spend a lot of time around amateurs and club members throughout my career, and I see one common flaw that a lot of amateurs have when they have a ball buried in deep, rough and they’re getting ready to attempt their shot to the green.

Oftentimes what I see is they will put the golf club down behind the back of the golf ball.

And bury their club down in that deep grass as they start their backswing.
The club will resist through the grass and then oftentimes mess up their timing in their rhythm.

The tip I’d like to give you today is to treat hitting from deep rough as if you were playing out of a hazard.

What I mean by that is I would like you when you’re getting ready to hit your shot, take your stance, take your set up and hover the club right over the back of the golf ball and out of the grass and start your swing from that point.

What that will do is that will get your club going more in a steep angle of attack, both in the backswing and in the downswing.

But most importantly, your club will not get any resistance from the grass as you start your backswing.

Try this tip the next time you find yourself hitting from deep rough and hopefully you’ll get a good result.

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About Matt Stewart

Matt Stewart is the Director of Golf at the Country Club of Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina.

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