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10 months ago
10 months ago
How do you get out of deep rough on the short side of the green?
I've tried using a wedge, but often will have a longer putt than the original distance to the pin? Hybrid or Fairway as a putter?
That kind of shot will come with experience because your method may vary depending upon how well it is sitting up on the rough.
For me, I will tend to use something with a lot of bounce or a wide sole. The hybrid/fairway idea can work if the ball is more "teed up" on the grass. The wide sole with prevent the head from digging too deep and sliding underneath the ball. But if the ball is deep in the grass, you might not be able to get the head deep enough to pop the ball out. Personally I don't like this technique because, for me, the ball comes off the face too hot and I overshoot the hole.
For deeper lies, I use a high bounce wedge and try to get under it like a bunker shot. The higher bounce will help prevent the grass from grabbing the head too much. If the grass is particularly long, I sometimes come down steep like a "bump and run" and gouge it out, just so I don't have to fight though a lot of grass
I think it is going to come down to personal preference, creativity and feel. So I would suggest practicing all sorts of techniques and see which one gives you the most confidence. One time I had one of these on a downhill lie, so I basically had to do a flop shot with a 60-8 wedge.