Episode 3: The Divot Shot

The undisputed most-unfair position in golf, the divot lie can turn a great tee shot into a disaster. But with some simple setup tweaks and a lot of know-how, you can get out of it with a clean slate.

Released on 4/4/2018

Transcript

00:00
(energetic music)
00:03
So you wanna become a better golfer?
00:08
The secret isn't about hitting 300-yard drives,
00:10
or making 30-foot putts.
00:11
It's about the ability to mitigate disaster.
00:14
So what I wanna show you today
00:15
is how to get your ball back into play
00:17
after some of the game's worst breaks
00:19
like it never even happened.
00:21
(energetic music)
00:28
(calming music)
00:38
Here we are.
00:39
We've driven it right down the middle of our own fairway,
00:42
and our ball rests in someone else's divot.
00:44
Maybe the worst break in golf.
00:46
And the worst part about this, is as an amateur golfer,
00:49
we probably only hit five to six fairways around anyway,
00:52
and we're gettin' punished.
00:54
So what I wanna show you today
00:55
is with a little bit of technique,
00:57
we can get you out of this disaster
00:59
like it never even happened.
01:01
Now, the first step.
01:03
You're gonna go to your golf bag,
01:04
and we're just gonna take one more club than normal.
01:07
And that's gonna help us just make
01:08
a little more of a controlled golf swing.
01:10
The second step.
01:12
We're gonna make some practice swings,
01:14
and you're gonna feel like you actually take some divots.
01:17
And that's gonna help us keep
01:18
the club a little lower to the ground.
01:21
The next step? We're gonna move the ball back in our stance.
01:25
That's gonna help us make
01:26
a descending blow into the golf ball,
01:28
and help us get this golf ball up and out of the divot.
01:30
And then the last step we're gonna do,
01:32
is we're gonna feel like our club stays lower to the ground,
01:35
and we have a bit of abbreviated finish.
01:38
We can do all these steps,
01:40
we should be able to get out of this shot
01:45
like it never even happened.
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