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Hitting a really High Golf Shot!

Hitting a really High Golf Shot!

Today is June 26th, 2018 and we present Hitting a really High Golf Shot!  Trouble Shot Tuesday #94.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Hitting a really High Golf Shot!

This week we discuss hitting the ball with a really high golf shot.  In this case, we have some distance to go but either have a high tree in the way or need to carry a bunker and land the ball softly on the green.  I am going to hit a 5 iron which for me is about 180 yards.  So if I have to carry the ball some distance but clear the tree, this is how I do it.

The Method.

Make sure the ball position is slightly more forward in your stance than normal.  In my case off the instep of my lead foot. One of the big keys here is to not try and hit it high by falling back or hitting the ball of your back foot at impact but to make sure you still have proper weight shift and a full follow-through!  Your upper body stays steady which keeps the head slightly behind the ball at impact.  You are catching the ball right at the bottom of the arc.  Make a couple of practice swings before you play this shot and exaggerate the follow-through.  Then step in and hit a nice high shot that will land softly on the green!

Make sure you work on this shot on the range before trying it on the course so you know the approximate height you can expect with your various clubs.  Work on hitting the ball high with all your iron shots from a Pitching Wedge to your longest iron and even some of your hybrids.  By knowing what to expect, when you face this shot on the course you are going to have the confidence to pull it off!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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