Rescue Shots

  • Escape The Rough

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 20 February 2009

    What do you do when your ball ends up in the rough? Too many golfers choose their club before they even get to the ball. This is a mistake. Only ever choose your club once you've assessed the lie. Always air on the side of caution when you choose your club and take more loft rather than less. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian...

  • Deep Rough Recovery Shot Tuition

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 17 July 2008

    Hitting the ball into the deep rough will inevitably happen throughout the week of The Open. Striking the ball out of the rough is a task amateurs and professionals alike have to tackle. Often, players make the mistake of trying to sweep the ball out of the rough which will usually lead to an unsuccessful shot.  The key is to descend on the ball in order to...

  • How To Play Out Of Sandy Divots

    Written by Dan Frost on Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    Birkdale will have seen a lot of golfing action over the week of The Open, with many professionals using similar techniques on the course. This can lead to lots of sandy divots being left in the landing areas. To make sure these divots are escaped without hindering the shot, PGA golf professional Dan Frost has devised a foolproof tip on how to...

  • Deep Rough Pitch Shot Video Tip

    Written by Mark Moore on Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    When you ball finishes in deep rough it is easy to take two or three hacks to get the ball back out onto the fairway. Rudding Park golf course professional Mark Moore shows you how to play this tricky deep rough pitch shot so the ball pops out of the buried lie first time. Watch this deep rough pitch shot video tip to help...

  • Utility Club Golf Lesson

    Written by Mark Moore on Saturday, 24 May 2008

    The utility club is one of the most versatile clubs you can carry in the bag, but do you know how to use it correctly? With the right technique a utility club can power the ball out of a dodgy lie in the rough, unlike an iron that can twist. PGA professional Mark Moore explains the utility club technique in this golf...

  • Cut Your Score 3 - Use your 3-wood

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Wednesday, 02 May 2007

    Sometimes the lie in the fringe is just too fluffy to risk taking a putter. But at the same time are you worried that a wedge might get snagged up in the grass? Using the 3-wood as an alternative to the putter is a great idea. Scott Cranfield shows you how to play this versatile golf shot. USE YOUR 3-WOOD TO...

  • Power It From The Rough

    Written by Nick Bradley on Friday, 24 November 2006

    Lie detector... Think about the type of golf shot you NEED to play, as Nick Bradley shows. Step One You need to become an expert at reading your lies. You must assess how much grass is around the ball. Of course, you would like to shoot up the fairway as far as possible but it is important that you...

  • Lob Shot From Rough

    Written by Nick Bradley on Friday, 24 November 2006

    Rough justice... your golf ball has nestled down into some fluffy rough at the back of the green. The pin is less than ten yards away and you need to play a high, soft-landing lob. It's US Tour pro Phil Mickelson's speciality and he makes it look easy, but taking this shot on is risky business. Get it wrong and you'll end up in...