Episode 4: The Tight Lie

The short grass can make even the simplest-looking chip shot a risky proposition. Choose the shot based on your confidence level. Presented by Zurich.

Released on 4/23/2018

Transcript

00:00
(groovy music)
00:03
Well, not my greatest putt.
00:05
(laughs loudly)
00:07
So bad. That was terrible.
00:10
(energetic music)
00:23
(groovy music)
00:25
Here we have a very common shot
00:27
that you see in everyday golf,
00:29
whether it be on the PG Tour or the amateurs you work with.
00:32
Obviously, on tour, we're more likely
00:34
going to take the wedge off this tight, little, grainy lie
00:36
and chip it. Whether we land it just on the green
00:38
or just off the green, that's our shot you're going to see
00:41
mostly the pros play that tumble up there.
00:43
(upbeat music)
00:45
Obviously, there's some risk
00:47
hitting the shot that carries onto the green.
00:48
Especially off this tight grass
00:50
and if it's grainy at all, making solid contact
00:53
for the average player is very difficult.
00:55
So playing the ball along the ground
00:57
has a little bit less risk. However,
00:59
as the ball is rolling along the ground,
01:00
there's little imperfections along the way
01:02
it's going to hit and bounce it offline.
01:04
To get it really close, sometimes, can be difficult.
01:06
But on average, I think, if you putted this ball ten times
01:09
versus hitting a wedge ten times, for the average player,
01:12
they're going to do much better with the putter.
01:13
Exactly, and I mean, in this shot right here,
01:15
it's very easy to flub it,
01:17
leave it right in front of your feet,
01:18
scowl it across the green. Like you said,
01:20
you've got to choose a shot that you're most confident in.
01:22
And for me, I'm most confident in chipping this,
01:24
all day long. There's no risk in this for me.
01:27
(upbeat music)
01:32
Okay. Your turn chipping it.
01:34
I think I'll go for the more
01:35
conservative play with the putter.
01:37
(groovy music)
01:46
I'll take my chipping everyday. I like the risk.
01:49
Maybe you try the putt once in a while.
01:51
I don't think FedEx Cup champions are allowed to do that.
01:53
I think it's worked out so far for you.
01:56
(energetic music)
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