Master wedge craftsman Bob Vokey is famous for teaching golfers that “bounce is your friend”, but in this video, Jonathan shows that the exception proves the rule. On these type of muddy, dodgy lies, reducing the bounce will actually produce more consistent results. Try Jonathan’s keys the next time your faced with any kind of dodgy lie (wet, sandy, hardpan) around the green:
1. Stand very close to the ball so that the shaft angle is much more vertical than normal.
2. Only the toe portion of the club’s sole should b in contact with the turf. The heel of the wedge should be raised off the ground.
3. Lean left and move the position of the ball back in your stance. At address you should feel like . you are putting.
4. Make a putting stroke and contact the ball out towards the toe of the club face.
5. With this technique you will contact the ball first and be able to hit very predictable chips. After impact, the toe of your wedge will dig slightly into the soft turf beyond the ball, but because you’ve reduced how much of the sole contacts the ground, you greatly minimize the odds of a fat or thin shot.
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