Bet­ter Irons

Rough Enough

Golf Digest (Malaysia) - - Contents - BY CODY GRIBBLE

How to pure it from any lie.

It’s one thing to pure it off a range mat or spongy grass in the mid­dle of the fair­way, but you’re re­ally not play­ing good golf un­til you can hit good shots from the tough lies. I’m talk­ing about when your ball is sit­ting in the rough, or when it’s in a de­pres­sion like a divot hole, or when the lie is bare or su­per tight. Know­ing how to han­dle those sit­u­a­tions will make you a bet­ter player be­cause, let’s face it, more of­ten than not your ball isn’t go­ing to be sit­ting pretty. ▶ With an as­sist from my swing coach, Randy Smith, I’m go­ing to walk you through the ad­just­ments you need to hit it solid with your irons from any­where. But first, here’s a good swing thought to im­prove your iron play: Feel like the club is mov­ing just above the ground for as long as pos­si­ble in the fol­lowthrough. It’s some­thing I’ve been work­ing on that will help you, too; es­pe­cially if you try to help the ball up with a scoopy swing. Let the club do the work in­stead. Now here’s the rest of my ad­vice for bet­ter iron play.—WITH

Pho­to­graphs by Dom Furore

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