In order to hit a golf ball out of thick grass, a golfer should open their club face so that the grass doesn't shut down the club upon contact. Make sure a golf ball gets out of the rough with help from a PGA professional in this free video on tips to improve your golf swing.
Hi, Frank Ganley, PGA Golf Professional here at the Downs Golf Practice Facility in Tampa, Florida and the question is, "How do I hit it out of the lawn stuff?" Man, it's thick. Well, one of the things that you want to do is make sure that it gets out; that is paramount. And one of the ways to making sure is that when I address the ball; if you can see it, it's almost, it's in the clover, it's in thick Bermuda rough, is to make sure that you open the club face just a tad an that, for that reason when you come back in, that grass is going to grab your hossle, close your face down because the club head is going this way and it smothers the ball and it won't come out. If you open up that face while it's closing it down, it'll get to its square position allowing the club to get the ball out of the rough. Open the club face just a bit to ensure that when the grass does grab the hossle it doesn't shut it down. And make sure that you make a full and complete swing and here we go. And that's how you hit the golf ball out of the thick grass. If you have any other questions on how to hit it out of the rough, give me a call. I'm Frank Ganley, PGA Golf Professional here in Tampa, Florida at the Downs Golf Practice Facility. I'll see you on the golf course.