I vary my speed to hit different flops: faster means a higher flight.
swing with soft arms to a full finish
he flop shot is all about commitment. You’ve got to trust that this big swing you’re making is going to send the ball 50 metres over the green. That can be a challenge because the flop is so different than a normal full swing. For example, the hands and arms control most of the action. As I mentioned earlier, the lower body stays quiet. If you try to help the ball into the air by coming out of your posture, it’s Skull City.
It’s also important to swing with light grip pressure and almost no tension in your forearms. And unlike most other shots, you don’t want your arms and hands to lag behind your body rotation through impact – that’s how you compress the ball and drive it forward. The flop technique is the opposite: You want your hands and arms to pass your body as the club skims along the ground and slides under the ball The energy pushes upward, not forward.
The last thing to remember is, don’t quit on the shot. If you squeeze the handle too hard, the clubhead won’t release. Let the momentum of the swing carry the club through to a full finish I regulate distance by varying my swing speed (faster for longer and higher shots), but the length of the swing really doesn’t change.