Try a Putter Pop

August 20, 2015 Posted by Matt

Try a putter popGolf Tip – If your ball comes to rest in the rough just off the green, you have several choices of how to play the shot.  If chipping or pitching would be difficult because of the heavy grass, you might try a putter pop.  You’ll need a good deal of green, as the ball will roll a lot.  Play the ball back in your stance and lean the shaft forward.  Lift the club up sharply and come down on the back of the ball.  Don’t make a follow-through but just hit the ball with the putter and hold it there.  The ball will pop up out of the rough and then roll a good distance.  This is a safe shot, as you will not chunk or skull the ball as you might with another club.