Butch Harmon: Pitching From A Buried Lie

Buried lie? Get up and down with this quick tip.

Released on 1/7/2016

Transcript

00:04
Don't you hate it when this happens?
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You just miss the green,
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and the ball's sitting way down in the grass,
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and you've only got about 30 or 40 feet
00:10
to pitch this ball.
00:12
Let me show you how to get this ball up in the air
00:14
and land on the green softly.
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First of all, I want you to open your club face,
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take your most lofted wedge,
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play the ball about the middle of your stance,
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and what we're gonna do different here is
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we can't take a normal backswing
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'cause we would run into the grass here.
00:28
I have to make an exaggerated wrist cock,
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come straight down in the grass behind the ball,
00:33
keeping the face to the club open.
00:35
This is what it looks like.
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Ball about the middle of my stance,
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club face open,
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pick it straight up,
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no follow through.
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If you play this shot around the green like this,
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you're gonna have a lot more success.
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