PULL OFF ANY SHOT

LEARN THESE 5 RE­COV­ERY TECH­NIQUES TO HIT THE GREEN FROM ANY­WHERE

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents - PHO­TO­GRAPHS BY DOM FURORE

Learn these five re­cov­ery tech­niques to hit the green from any­where. By Justin Rose

You’re not al­ways go­ing to have a clear shot into the green. It’s just a re­al­ity of golf. I miss fair­ways, the other guys on tour miss fair­ways, and you and your bud­dies miss fair­ways.The di er­ence be­tween tour pros and week­end golfers is that we have speci c strate­gies for ev­ery sit­u­a­tion when our path to the green is blocked – usu­ally it’s a tree, though I’ve en­coun­tered all sorts of large ob­sta­cles. Am­a­teurs, on the other hand, have a ten­dency to rely on luck to get out of these di cult po­si­tions.And let’s be hon­est: Clos­ing your eyes, swing­ing hard and hop­ing for the best doesn’t of­ten work out very well.You need to have an un­der­stand­ing of the shot you’re try­ing to hit, and trust that ad­just­ments to your reg­u­lar swing will make the ball y how you need it to.You can get over, un­der and around trou­ble, and even put your ball on the green. With a lit­tle prac­tice, pulling o these re­cov­ery shots will be­come a lot more rou­tine. –

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