How to Pitch From the Rough
You missed the green. Big deal! Here's how to make par anyway
By Mike Adams
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• You tend to miss a lot of greens.
• You think all pitches are the same.
Your approach shot missed the green by only a few yards and the ball is in the rough, but not too deep. However, you're not sure your regular pitching motion will create clean contact and allow you to leave the ball near the hole.
Use your regular pitch swing, but make it steeper (to get the ball out) and vary your stance and grip (to move the ball the right distance). Here's how: