How to Handle Hardpan
An easy swing gets you home from bare, hard ground
By Donald Crawley
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• You struggle from hard, grassless lies.
• You struggle from waste areas on desert courses.
• Your tendency from both lies is to skull the ball.
You've missed the fairway and landed on hardpan or in a waste area, but you're close enough to the green that you want to go for it.
If possible, use one of your hybrids (choke down if you're inside hybrid range). The extra loft makes this shot easier.