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Ball Below Green - Trouble Shot Tuesday #40.

Ball Below Green – Trouble Shot Tuesday #40.

Ball Below Green – Trouble Shot Tuesday #40.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Golf Video Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.  

Last week, we discussed chipping from an area above the green level, so of course, today, we discuss chipping to a green above the green level.  You have two options, go with the high lob or go with the bump and run.  Find out which one suits you right here!

This shot has two options.

  1. Take the lob wedge to fly the ball all the way to the green.  To do that, I need to walk all the way to the area where I want to land the ball, turn around and look back at where my ball is.  Now do some practice swings.  Try to judge how hard I would swing to fly the ball all the way back to my ball position.  Once I have that feeling, I can walk back to my ball, do another few practice swings that are the same as I rehearsed, just on the green, and play the shot.  If I fly the ball the right distance, the ball will land on my spot and roll towards the hole.
  2. Play a bump and run shot. Take a 6 or 7 iron and land the ball short of the green.  If you are not good at that pitch shot, this is a much safer shot.  Land the ball five or six feet short of the green.  The slope will break the speed, and after one or two bounces short of the green, it will roll nicely onto the green.

Both these shots take a little bit of practice to train your eye to know exactly how hard to swing. Definitely worth spending the time!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for watching – Ball Below Green – Trouble Shot Tuesday #40.

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