Butch Harmon: How To Hit Out Of A Divot

Ball in a divot? Try these 3 keys to gouge it out.

Released on 3/4/2016

Transcript

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(midtempo pop music)
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Well, here's an unlucky situation.
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You've hit a perfect drive
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right down the middle of the fairway,
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and you end up in a divot
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that's been sanded over.
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It's almost you have feeling like
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you're in a fairway bunker.
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Don't fret over this.
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Let me show you how
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you're gonna hit it.
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You don't want to have the ball
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up in your stance.
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Remember: more in the middle
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of your stance.
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Hands a little forward.
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And then you're trying to hit
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right down into the back of the ball.
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And the club face
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is gonna be little open.
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We're gonna make a backswing where
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we pick the club up steeper
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and come down on it
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so we can pop the ball
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out of this divot.
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Let me show you what it looks like.
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We're probably,
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oh, 175 yards away.
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Club face a little open.
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Ball in the middle of my stance.
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I'm gonna make a
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little bit of a steeper backswing
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so I can come right down
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in behind this ball
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and drive it out of this divot.
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Here we go.
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Club face open.
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Ball in the middle of my stance.
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Pick it up.
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And gouge it out of that divot.
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Next time you drive
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in the middle of the fairway
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and you get your ball in a divot,
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play it like this.
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You'll get it outta there.
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