Club Selection And Ball Position Critical
Choose 1 more club for your distance and position ball just left or forward of your belt buckle (right for left hander).
Create Angle And Loft
Hinge your wrists early and set the shaft angle to create a descending blow. This angle will pop the ball out and minimize grass contact.
Choke Down And Open Blade Slightly
Opening the blade will help avoid the hosel catching and shutting the club face. Widen your stance, grip the club tight and give it a rip!
12 thoughts on “Ball Sitting Down In The Rough”
WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU MEAN BY SETTING THE SHAFT ANGLE AND DO YOU DO THIS BEFORE YOU TAKE CLUB BACK AND HINGE YOUR WRISTS ?
Hank– setting the shaft angle is done with setting your wrists from the very beginning.
Hi Shawn that’s interesting for what we would class as short rough on our UK links course but what do you do when it is settled down in grass 10 15 inches high. You can see the ball OK but your back swing and forward swing is going to be affected by this grass. The sort of stuff you see around the courses where they hold the British Open’s.
James–if you are in 15 inch rough there are a couple options. Don’t look for it and declare it lost. Or if you do find it delcare it unplayable. No one hits out of 15 inch rough with success.
I like the Humphrie Day!
Richard–glad you like the Hump Day Golf Tips.
I am sitting here in Europe on a cold and rainy Day watching and enjoying your ex cellent Präsentation.
In an earlier lesson you mentioned that when you open the club face on lob shots you lower the angle of the shaft(toward your body) . Does this still apply when in the rough? Your lessons asre great.
Richard–I wouldn’t recommend it. When your in the rough the angle of impact has to come in on a steeper angle.
Hi Shawn, I used to get a great weekly email from and then it stopped, why?
Bob–you need to re-register on our home page for the Free Swing Secrets (Mini Clinic). This is the only way you can get in our database or by purchasing products from us.