FOX43 Golf Tip: Playing that trouble shot from the fringe

It’s nice to think that every drive will land in the fairway and that every approach shot will end up on the green.  In reality, it’s easy to get into trouble on the golf course.  This week’s Sutliff Chevrolet FOX43 Golf Tip takes us to Cool Creek Golf Club in Wrightsville, York County and helps you recover from a sticky situation.

Cool Creek Golf Club General Manager and PGA Professional Nate Blanchette.

“We are talking about a trouble tip today.  Your ball comes through the green and it rests up against the collar of the rough, the fringe of the rough.  How do we get that ball to the hole as close as possible?
You want to go into your bag and grab something with a decent amount of loft, probably about a 56 degree wedge.  As you approach the ball, you want to make sure that your hands are choked up as much as possible on that grip.  When you take your stance, you want to make sure that your body is opened up about 40 degrees to your target.  When you set the club down, its obviously going to be at a higher area on that golf ball, usually around the equator of the ball, which is where we want it.  We are just going to make a putting stroke and let that ball get in the way and run towards your target.”

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