Golf Tip – Which Shot?

January 31, 2016 Posted by Matt

what shotYour lie will often dictate what shot you should hit.  If your ball is in the rough, look at your lie carefully to see what the ball will do when you hit it.  If the ball is down in the grass, you will not be able to strike the ball cleanly.  The ball will fly out of the rough with little or no spin and it will run a great deal when it lands.  If the ball is sitting up on top of the grass, you have a “flyer lie” and you need to be careful the ball does not sail over the green.  In this case, use a more lofted club and hover it behind the ball at address.  If the grain of the grass is with you, the ball will fly farther, but if it is against you , it will lose distance.