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Not enough information to answer this question fully. What is the lie like? What clubs do I have to chose from today?


If I am carrying my blades, I must be cognoscente that a blade hit high on the face will be woefully short. (The reason I no longer carry them as often.) But let us say that it is today and I have Driver, 2 fm's, 2 hybrids, 5 cb's and 3 wedges.


If the ball is "perched on top of the rough" a more sweeping stroke might be called for. I might take a fm or hybid or long iron, widen my stance and "pitch" the ball without closing the face that will not run much after it hits and attempt to carry to the green. Most likely the 980F 17* with a long, sweeping waist high to waist high swing with very little wrist action holding the face open. This shot goes about 150 yards.


"Nestled down in the rough" I might take a 6 iron and hit a cut but cuts with irons are not my forte. My miss is a hook, and missing a cut with a hook can be very bad. Most likely, I will take a 7 or 8 iron depending on how deep in the grass and the amount of moisture in the grass (Water causing the spin less and not stop) however, water makes the grass heavier also.


No matter which club I select here, I need to adjust my stance. The ball in the rough means I need to have a steeper AoA. Thus, I narrow my stance, move the ball back in my stance, and aim at the right side of the green and hit a draw with the club, probably 7 iron but could be 6 or 8, once again depending on weather, descending steeply into the ball.


Now, if the rough is too tall, and there is a likelihood of it grabbing the shaft the answer is much simpler. Take a SW and play a bunker shot out to the fairway and try to get up and down.



If you miss the fairway on your drive you have 3 shots to make par. Use them in your planning. You do not lower your handicap by making birdies. You lower your handicap by reducing bogies and avoiding double bogeys and worse. In the case of a missed fairway your goal now is to make par.


I can't tell how many times I have seen idiots (especially me) go for the hero shot thinking they could still birdie a hole and realistically take par out of play and make a double or worse.


Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated


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Assuming no wind, I agree with hard-ish 9 iron up an over. I also agree with everyone saying not to try the hook or fade. In my opinion if you can't hit that shot 7 out of 10 times or better on the FIRST try, then you are doing yourself a big disservice taking it on course. I think being able to control high or low is much more valuable in general early in your golf career than left or right.

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Driver - XR16 Pro 10.5 Kuro Kage Black 60-S
Fairway wood - Taylormade Aeroburner mini (16*)

Tour Edge XCG7 7-wood 21*/XR16 7 wood
Hybrid - Adams Pro Mini 23*
Irons - Mizuno EZ forged 5-GW
Wedges - Mizuno JPX 54*
Bridgestone 60*

Putter - Wilson Staff Infinite South SIde

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He said you have to go around???????!


Then if it's me, I get in my cart go AROUND to the green, casually roll a ball out of my cart as I pull to a stop and declare loudly, " oh here it is. I thought I went really long. Looking in the wrong spot!"

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Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
Bag :Birdies for the Brave Org.14 Desert Camo 

Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

                 Nike Lunar Control

                 6 other pair "just in case"


Founder: Texas BBQ Curtain (according to Jdiddyesquire)


Favorite #TOURSAUCE Move:  signing a ball and tossing it to a non existent fan as I walk back to cart. 

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He said you have to go around???????!


Then if it's me, I get in my cart go AROUND to the green, casually roll a ball out of my cart as I pull to a stop and declare loudly, " oh here it is. I thought I went really long. Looking in the wrong spot!"


By FAR the best approach over or around the obstacle yet. Hands down!

Driver - Tour Edge Exotics XCG 7 Beta w/ Paderson shaft 44"

Fairway Metal - :nike-small: Vapor Fly 15* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 65F 43"

Irons - :taylormade-small: SLDR 4i-pw w/ KBS Tour C-Taper 90S

Wedges - :edel-golf-1: 54* and 58* Digger grind

Putter - :scotty-cameron-1: 2015 GoLo 3 33"

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Well if you put your self in that spot off the tee in the first place you obviously can hit a massive slice or hook proably at will and not lesson will fix that bad boy so aim just left or right and put the same swing you just hit that go you there in the first place :-)

Titleist AP1 irons

Titleist 913D 7.5 Degree, Stiff Speeder Tour Spec 6.2 Shaft

Wedges: Taylormade 60 d Titleist Vokey 54,56,58

Seemore Mallet Putter

Right Handed

Apple Valley, MN

8 Handicap



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