The Flop Shot Over a Bunker

It’s one of the lowest percentage shots in golf, and if you struggle with it things can get ugly very quickly. Jason Birnbaum shows you how to take control of the flop shot over a bunker.

Released on 4/21/2014

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Starring: Jason Birnbaum

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One of the lowest percentage shots in golf, the flop shot.
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Sometimes you've got no choice,
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but if you struggle with this it can get ugly quickly.
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Which is what makes it such a nervewracking shot.
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What most golfers do is they hang back
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and try to help the ball up in the air with their hands.
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That's when things go wrong.
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Sorta looks like that.
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There are three keys to hit the shot.
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You wanna really get your weight forward.
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Hold the club really lightly.
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And set the face down very open.
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To get the high ball flight on this shot,
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you actually wanna slow down a little bit
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coming into the ball.
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You wanna set up with a wide stance
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and your weight forward.
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Hold the club really softly,
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and set the face down very open.
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Decelerate to hit this shot well.
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Follow these few simple keys
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and you'll be flopping like Phil in no time.
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