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Question on Chipping:

What is the best approach to hitting a ball sitting down around the green to a short sided pin to prevent the club from sliding under the ball and missing it completely?
--Rich M. from Hilton, NY

Hi Rich,

Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm looking forward to helping you with your game.

Chipping out of deep rough near the green is always a challenge. It took me until late in my playing career to really figure this one out. The key is to play it similar to a sand shot where you use the long grass to help deaden the hit and take some distance off of the shot. Trying to catch the ball clean in this situation is not only nearly impossible, it most often results in hitting too far.

To play this shot you are going to want to position the ball forward in your stance and intentionally hit behind it like you do in the sand.

I think this article here will answer your question as it has all the appropriate steps on how to handle this shot. Check it out and if you have any other questions just let me know. Thanks.

Chipping Out of Deep Rough:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/chipping/chipping-out-of-deep-rough/

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