Getting Out of the Deep Greenside Rough

You’re so close, yet so far away. Blair O’Neal offers up a few tips for getting out of the deep greenside rough so you can save your par and get back on course.

Released on 5/27/2015

Credits

Starring: Blair O'Neal

Transcript

00:05
[Man] Action Claire.
00:06
Oh.
00:07
So close, yet so far.
00:08
You've hit your approach shot, and you are in
00:10
the super deep green side rough.
00:12
But I'm gonna show you a couple of simple steps
00:14
to save your par.
00:20
First thing you wanna do is take a high lofted club
00:22
and set up to this like you're hitting a bunker shot.
00:25
So I'm gonna have my stance a little bit open,
00:26
my club face is gonna be slightly open,
00:28
and I'm gonna have my ball position
00:30
towards the front of my stance.
00:31
Secondly, I'm gonna make sure that on my backswing
00:34
I hinge these wrists.
00:36
And lastly, you've gotta release the club head
00:38
through the ball.
00:39
And this is really gonna be key because it's gonna create
00:41
the speed through the ball, it's gonna help your ball
00:44
get up and land softly.
00:46
(heart beating)
00:55
(upbeat music)
00:58
Up on the green, I have a putt for par.
01:01
The sexiest thing about this shot is
01:02
the fact that your opponent
01:04
definitely does not expect you to get up and down
01:06
from the super deep rough,
01:07
but the proof
01:09
is in the putting.
01:12
Be sure to subscribe to Golf Digest Youtube channel
01:15
for more videos like this.
01:16
Green side rough balls deep.
01:19
Balls deep? Okay.
01:21
[Man] Pull it out.
01:21
Pull it out?
01:23
I need a frickin pen, because I need
01:25
to make some adjustments.
01:27
Wow.
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