Episode 2: The Between-the-Trees Shot

You don't have to miss the fairway by much to find yourself stuck in between a bunch of trees, but with Jason's level-headed approach, it doesn't have to cost you.

Released on 4/4/2018

Transcript

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(Rock music)
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So you wanna become a better golfer?
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The secret isn't about 300 yard drives
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or making 30 foot puts,
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it's about the ability to mitigate disaster.
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So what I wanna show you today
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is how to get your ball back into play
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after some of the game's worst breaks
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like it never even happened.
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(Rock music)
00:28
(cheerful music)
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So I've just driven the ball into the trees
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and as I walk up to my shot and figure out
00:40
what I'm gonna do, I realize one thing really quickly,
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I need to hit a low running shot
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to get this ball back into play.
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Now, the interesting thing where this shot is
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I have a couple options that I can choose from.
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I have a little gap to the right
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that's really small and tight.
00:55
I have a gap in the middle that's a little bit bigger
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that I can get back into play
01:00
and sometimes what I call the hardest shot in golf,
01:02
I could just chip it out sideways.
01:05
So how do you choose?
01:06
You tend to choose the one that you feel most comfortable
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that you can get the ball through the gap
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and get it running down the fairway.
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So what's the proper technique to hit this shot?
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Well, there's a few key steps.
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Number one is I'm gonna take as low a lofted as I can
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that'll get the ball above the grass.
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The second step,
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I'm gonna choke down on this club just a little bit
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which should help me hit it maybe a little lower on the base
01:28
which, in turn again, will help this ball come out low.
01:32
Then, as I take my setup,
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I'm really gonna feel like that ball is back in my stance.
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That's gonna help me to hit down on it just a little more.
01:40
Once again another reason to help keep that ball low.
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And then the last thing I'm gonna do
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is I'm gonna remember that the easier I swing,
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the lower the ball will come out.
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So I'm gonna take my setup,
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I'm gonna have the ball a little back in my stance.
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I'm gonna make sure I'm looking at
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the gap in the trees I wanna go through.
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I'm gonna take an easy swing,
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that balls gonna come out low,
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running right in the middle of the fairway
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and you're gonna come out of these trees
02:05
like it never even happened.
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