HOW TO PITCH IT CLOSE FROM LONG GRASS
STEP 1 Address the ball like normal and then stand back from it a little (feel like your hands are lower than usual and in a pre-cocked position). This adds bounce to the club (to help push it through the rough).
FINE-TUNE YOUR SETUP TO LAND IT CLOSE
The setup in Step 1 gives you the foundation to play multiple pitches. Add the tweaks below and you can get it close from anywhere.
1. To pitch it higher, play the ball between the center of your stance and your left foot.
2. To pitch it lower, play the ball between the center of your stance and your right foot.
3. To pitch it farther, widen your stance and stay square to the ball.
4. To pitch it shorter, choke down on the club and take an open, narrow stance.