how do u do a flop shot

The flop is a "confidence" shot.  If you don't have confidence, you won't succeed (unless your crazy lucky).

 

My approach is ball a little forward, open club face, stand solid, feel the shot, and let it go.  DO NOT SWAY!!

 

At least that's how I play a flop.  But everyone has their own swing.

Couldnt agree more!  I like all of these bits of advice actually.  The thing that has helped me a great deal in this arena is to "throw" the butt end of the club at the ball.  Keeps you on plane and promotes a very high launch!!!

t

Try and make this an easy exercise.  The best way I can describe this is to think of tossing horse shoes up in the air and towards the ring.  Keep your stance open and stay on the same swing path.  Be sure to keep the face of the club open and behind the ball, similar to a bunker shot.  As many have mentioned, it is critical to not slow your club head down while passing through the impact of the club and the ball. 

Practice this a few times in your backyard or practice range.  After a few of these, it will start to feel natural and you will have a flop shot in your bag to select from next time you find yourself short sided with a hazard to carry before the green.

Best of luck!

-Brian

one other thought, keep the face of the club pointing at the sky on the follow through, that also promotes holding the wrists steady in the proper position.

scott a

STAY DOWN  on the shot! I see too many players trying to lift the ball. Let the loft to the work.

Also be sure to accelerate thru the ball. Don’t quit on it. Trust it.     

I agree. Trust yourself and don't try to lift yourself. almost like a bunker shot. I have a 62 degree vokey and can do a half way decent flop shot. but yes it takes pratice

Search youtube for "a flop shot lesson with Phil", he'll show you how it's done. Your key to success is to go out to the range, get a large bucket and practice, you will never get it if you don't practice. I always go for flop shots when I play, I love it when I pull them off. At the same time it is probably holding back my handicap progression because I get awful results when it doesn't go as planned :).

no much to say then what hasn't already been said but i do want to strongly disagree with one of the first post talking about a lot of wrist action. you should never flip your wrist in golf unless your 80 years old. flipping your wrist might make a few pretty shots but it is hard to be consistent. you can easily flop with out wrist flipping.

tom d

how do u do a flop shot

Short one?

Weight on front foot and keep it there, don't lean to the right, Soft arms, feet not too far apart, move away from ball, square face is fine, cupped wrist, lower your butt a little for more height. open it taking back without much hip turn, and allow your hip turn back to the ball to make contact (don't use a arm hit and DO NOT keep any lag) keep your arms soft, straighten front leg, move hips forward (belt buckle to sky), and club ends up at your left pocket -- club head passes in front of hands... remember, no lag. 

You will have to experiment with distance, more distance equals more hip turn on backswing... look up Waite-Mayo golf on youtube and see Grant Waite on his pitching technique...

open stance open clubface and upright backswing

John L

no much to say then what hasn't already been said but i do want to strongly disagree with one of the first post talking about a lot of wrist action. you should never flip your wrist in golf unless your 80 years old. flipping your wrist might make a few pretty shots but it is hard to be consistent. you can easily flop with out wrist flipping.

I agree with you.  Too many people try to flip their wrists to get "fancy" and complicate things.  On any pitch or chip shot, the clubface points up in the air.  If you look at PM, his front arm and the shaft are one piece on the follow thru.

Slight weight on front foot. Open the face and make sure you use the bounce. Ball position depends on lie and never I mean never try to hit a flop shot with a faster tempo than normal. Good luck.