LEAD WITH THE SHAFT
Whether it’s a hole from a divot or some other type of depression where your feet are slightly above the ball, I’m hoping your instincts kick in, and you realize you can’t “lift” it out of this lie. You’ve got to hit down on the ball. In fact, Randy teaches some students how to use longer clubs by having them hit balls out of these lies. A good thought for this shot is to have the shaft leaning toward the target as you strike the ball. Cody Gribble, 26, won in his second start as a PGA Tour member (Sanderson Farms Championship), but nudging an alligator back into the water at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March was his viral moment on social media.
“When the ball’s sitting down, you’ve got to go down and get it.”