How to Power It Home From The Rough
Reach any green from any junk with the bad-lie wonder club: your hybrid
By Carol Preisinger
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
1. You're more apt to play it safe from the rough than go for the green.
2. You think woods are too big to cut through long grass.
Your drive has landed in some fairly deep rough about 180 yards from the green. Laying up isn't an option you're behind in your match and need to make something happen.
Sure, you could hack the ball out of the rough with one of your wedges and play for par, but you likely own a club that makes this shot easier than you think. Notice that your hybrid is built with a short hosel. This feature alone makes it a better choice than an iron from the rough. The typical long hosel of an iron is prone to getting tangled up in long grass, which forces the face open or shuts it down through impact. With your hybrid, however, you can cut through rough like a hot knife through butter. Just follow the steps at right.