Ball Against the Rough

September 9, 2015 Posted by Matt

Ball Against the RoughA ball against the rough can be tricky.  If your ball rolls across the fairway and stops against the collar of rough so that half of the ball is on the fairway and the other half is in the rough, you need to be careful.  When you strike the ball, the tendency will be for the toe of your club to snag in the rough and turn open.  This will cause the ball to fly to the right.  Rather than using an iron, try using a hybrid and choke down on the handle to set the distance.  The hybrid head should be strong enough to slide through the deeper grass and keep the club head square to your line.  Grip the club firmly in your hands and make an aggressive pass at the ball.