The Water Ball

Produced by SERVPRO® with Golf Digest | The top tips you need to know to hit a dreaded water shot.

Released on 3/20/2019

Transcript

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[upbeat music]
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Golf is easy when it's on the range.
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The lies are perfect, and even when you do mess up
00:08
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
00:21
some of the game's biggest messes that can wreck your score,
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like it never even happened.
00:26
[upbeat rock music]
00:43
So you've just made the worst
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course management mistake you can make.
00:46
Not only have you missed the fairway on the wrong side,
00:48
but it's in the water.
00:50
But as I walk up to the shot, I realize there's hope.
00:53
I may be able to get this ball out,
00:55
but I have to ask myself a few questions first.
00:57
Question number one, do I really want to get
01:00
my new clothes dirty?
01:01
Question number two, is the risk
01:04
worth the reward of trying to hit this shot out?
01:07
And then the last question, is how do I even hit it?
01:10
Well, what we're gonna do, is we're gonna understand
01:12
a few things.
01:13
Number one, this is almost similar to a plugged bunker line.
01:17
And when I walk up, and I see any bit of the ball
01:20
above the water, I'm gonna give it a go.
01:22
Just remember that the ball's gonna come out of the water
01:25
a little bit harder than it comes out of the sand.
01:27
I'm gonna make sure I get
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some really good footing first,
01:30
and I'm gonna make sure this ball's
01:31
in the back of my stance a little bit.
01:33
I want to really be sure that I'm gonna try to hit
01:35
as close to the ball as I can,
01:37
and then the next thing I have to do is I gotta go ahead
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and make sure I make an aggressive swing
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because this water's gonna really slow the club down,
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and then the last step, when this ball hits the green
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because of the water, it's probably gonna
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have some chase to it or some roll out.
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So I'm gonna get really good footing,
01:53
I'm gonna make sure this ball's in the back of my stance,
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and then I'm just gonna go ahead to trust and take a rip.
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[club hitting ball]
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[upbeat music]
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If you can do those few things,
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you'll get out of this water situation
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like it never even happened.
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[upbeat music]
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