Loosen your lead hand to loft the ball

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best -

▶ When you need to hit a higher shot near the green, re­sist the urge to squeeze the grip too hard and make a fast swing. The re­sults are rarely good. In­stead, keep your right hand very soft on the grip through­out a con­trolled swing. You can open the face a bit at ad­dress to add loft to the shot, but keep­ing the right hand re­laxed is pri­or­ity one. The other fac­tor to ex­e­cut­ing this shot is to let the right hand pass un­der the left through im­pact. It will feel like the left hand stops mov­ing. This al­lows the club­head to slide through the turf and pop the ball up.

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