Flop Over a Hazard

Produced by SERVPRO® with Golf Digest | Keep your head down and stay committed through your swing to get out of this hazardous situation.

Released on 3/20/2019

Transcript

00:00
[upbeat music]
00:04
Golf is easy when it's on the range.
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The lies are perfect, and even when you do mess up,
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there's an entire bucket of balls to do it over.
00:10
But on the course, it's about how well you avoid disaster
00:14
and how well you recover when you do find trouble.
00:17
In season two of this video series with ServPro,
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I'm gonna show you how to clean up some of the game's
00:21
biggest messes that can wreck your score
00:23
like it never even happened.
00:25
[upbeat rock music]
00:35
[club hitting ball]
00:43
Check out this scary situation.
00:45
I've just missed my shot, short left of the green,
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and as I walk up, I realize I've gotta hit a flop shot,
00:51
a high soft shot that lands on the green
00:53
and doesn't roll much.
00:55
And what's scary about this shot, you can tend to hit it
00:58
a little short and fat and then it's gonna
01:00
plug in the bunker or you could possibly hit it thin
01:02
and it could go sculling across the green.
01:04
So what do I have to do to be successful at this?
01:06
Well the first thing is, I have to select the right club.
01:09
I've got my 60 degree,
01:10
and how do I know that this 60 degree's gonna have enough
01:13
trajectory and height to stop?
01:15
A simple thing to do, just lay your club on the ground
01:18
and step on the face with your foot,
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and this should show you the trajectory
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that this ball will come out.
01:23
If I want the shot to go a little bit higher,
01:25
what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna hold the club in front of me,
01:28
and I'm gonna open the face a little bit,
01:30
and that simple motion will help get this ball to come out
01:32
a little higher and softer.
01:34
I'm gonna keep it the same on this shot though.
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The next thing I'm gonna do
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is I'm gonna make some practice swings
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and feel the club just brushing the grass.
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Now, once I get ready to hit this shot,
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I'm gonna have one simple thought left in my head,
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and that's don't stop.
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And what I mean by don't stop is
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we're not gonna let the club head stop on the way through,
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we're gonna not let our body stop on the way through,
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and we're not gonna let our eyes stop on the way through.
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And then as I take my set up,
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I'm gonna make a nice little easy swing,
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[club hitting the ball]
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and if I can follow those simple steps,
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I can escape this disaster like it never even happened.
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[upbeat music]
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