It's easy to sit back and be wowed by Tour Players who can control their flop shot at will, especially when they make it look so easy.
They may make it look easy but it is still a very tough shot to master.
If you feel like you're at a playing level where this shot would be the difference maker between you being a double digit handicapper and a single digit player then maybe it is time to learn how to hit the flop shot.
Here's a good start:
Determining which club to use will depend a lot on the type of lie that you have. As a default you would always want to use your lob wedge, which is the highest lofted club in your bag.
It's also important to make sure this club has little bounce so for tight lies it can slide underneath the ball and not bounce off ground to cause a thin shot that a higher bounce wedge will do.
If your ball lies in thick rough, then you may need to consider using a sand wedge with a higher wedge bounce. This way you can decrease the chances of the wedge digging too far into the rough.
Choose wisely when analyzing your lies and the plan of action you wish to take for this shot. Remember at all costs this shot should be chosen only as a last resort.
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