On the 18th hole at Blissful Meadows the other day, I landed on the skirt and right against the rough. I had a 20 foot putt for birdie, but with the ball against the rough, I knew I didn't have a clean putting stroke. I knew the best option was a toe poke, but I have never tried that before. Other options would have been risky. I toke a regular putt, and the ball seemed glued to the skirt, just barely getting on the green. It took two more putts to hole out for a bogie.
I thought I have tried just about everything before, like 3 wood and hybrid chips, but the way the grass was the toe poke was really the only option. I wish I had just tried it that day. I have since started practicing it, and the results are better than I would have thought. Lesson learned: try out every shot, no matter how unlikely you think you will need to use it.