How to Hit Higher, Softer Pitches
Keep the 'flop' in your bag and use this
By Tom Patri
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• You fear hitting flop shots...
• ...but you need a high, soft shot around the greens.
You're within 40 yards of the green and the hole is cut so that your only option is to play a high, soft wedge.
The Usual Solution
Hit a Phil Mickelson Special: the flop shot. Trouble is, you're not Phil Mickelson.
The Smart Play
With modern 60-degree-plus wedges, you can get all the loft you need with a regular pitch. Check the trajectory of a typical LW. You'll never need more loft than that.