Using the Toe of Your Putter to Get Out of the Fringe

Up against the fringe and not sure how to get out? Blair O’Neal shows you how to use the toe of your putter to get out of the rough and onto the green.

Released on 5/20/2015

Credits

Starring: Blair O'Neal

Transcript

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Sexy golf headquarters. Sexy golf headquarters.
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Sexy golf headquarters.
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You guys, that sounds weird.
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[Crew Member] Action.
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As you can see, sometimes we find ourselves
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in unconventional positions,
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which require unconventional solutions.
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So I'm gonna show you how to hit this ball out of the rough
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with the toe of your putter.
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(upbeat rock music)
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So your golf ball has ended up resting
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right up against the fringe.
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So what are you gonna do?
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You are going to grab your blade putter.
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Now if you have a mallet putter in your golf bag,
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you might as well just stop this video
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and go on to the next one.
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Because, you have to have a blade putter
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to hit the golf ball with the toe of the putter head.
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So what you're gonna do is turn the putter head over,
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make sure the golf ball is further back in your stance,
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and this is gonna help you to hit the golf ball
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right above the equator, with the toe of the putter head,
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missing the rough.
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And lastly, you're gonna gauge the putter speed
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just like you would a normal put.
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So I'll show you how it's done.
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(upbeat rock music)
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(golf ball clinking against hole)
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Just because it's rough, doesn't mean you can't be smooth.
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I hope this tip helped you escape the fringe.
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And for more videos like this,
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make sure to subscribe to Golf Digest Youtube Channel.
01:15
Right, Logan?
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Right.
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(Blair laughs)
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