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I have trouble chipping out of the rough. What should I concentrate on when I need to chip onto the green and my ball is sitting in rough?

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Rough around the green, especially deep rough, can be tricky. It's one thing to get the ball out of the rough, but another to get the ball to stop rolling once it hits the green. Rough is unpredictable...you never know what you are going to get. The thicker and longer the rough, the more difficult it is as you can't see down into it to assess what's under the ball.

Think of rough as a sand shot. When you are close to the green, you can use the long grass to help kill the shot. Try playing the ball forward in your stance which will help you to catch the grass first. Plan on hitting 2 inches behind the ball, but make sure to continue the swing through the ball to prevent quitting on the shot.

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