Use a Wedge From The Deep Stuff

So your ball is in the deep stuff?! Use a wedge to get out. Loft is your friend, in this shot. Keep your grip pressure soft and your muscles loose. Stay focused on the ball so that you will keep your head still. Take the club back on a steep angle and swing back down, on that same steep approach. Let the club do the work by “swinging” not “hitting.” The tendency is to tighten the grip and “chop” at the ball. Don’t do that! Swing the club and trust the loft of your wedge to get the ball out of the rough. Practice swings, prior to the shot, are helpful in building your confidence. Finish high as you swing your wedge through the heavy rough. Watch the ball pop out and get right back in play!