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What club do you use to get out if the heavy stuff on longer par 4's or 5's? My home course has recently been too lazy or had too much rain in the past months to care about mowing the the rough and I've been struggling to advance the ball with much success. The rough is normally about 2 inches which I can deal with, but 3+ inches is frustrating the $#!+ out of me.

 

I try to use my 3 hybrid on par 5's or to advance the ball to a decent distance for my 3rd shot, or try to hack it out with a higher lofted iron on longer par 4's.

 

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Hybrid or lofted fairway is often a good choice - you can kind of chunk and run them a long way. Play it back in the stance and punch hard down and through - it comes out really hot.

 

 

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Hybrid or lofted fairway is often a good choice - you can kind of chunk and run them a long way. Play it back in the stance and punch hard down and through - it comes out really hot.

 

 

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Thanks Rev, do you aim a little more to the right of target for right handed players in case the face closes and the ball goes left?

 

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Hybrid or lofted fairway is often a good choice - you can kind of chunk and run them a long way. Play it back in the stance and punch hard down and through - it comes out really hot.

 

 

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Hmmm I'm going to have to try that. Our rough is pretty high 3-4 in. by design. If the ball is buried in it I generally use a 9i or PW with the idea of just getting it on the fairway. If it's sitting up I'll use a hybrid forward in my stance.

 

Next time it's buried I'll try it back of the stance with my hybrid

 

 

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Depends on how the ball is sitting what I have in front of me and how aggressive I'm feeling. If I can't get to the green I'll play a club that gets me to a good number

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If I can't get to the green in two, I will layup to a good number. If I can I will hit a punch 4 iron. You can really hit down on it and it running.

 

Edit: This approach may not be what I would recommend to everyone, I might use a lofted hybrid or fairway metal.

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A lot depends on how it is sitting obviously and the thickness of the grass on the target line it may interact with if launched too low.

I would say if you are having troubles:

1) More weight forward, regardless of club to steepen your attack.

2) Consider a less aggressive goal and use a more lofted club (7-SW).  Play to a great spot for your most high percentage next shot.  If the rough is that high, and your shot out is wayward, you are just compounding your issues. Short shots around the green from thick rough are some of the tougher shots, as you likely know so getting up around the green in that junk is not always a winner either.

 

Hybrids and other lower lofted clubs are far more likely to go wayward than a short conservative shot - which brings in high numbers.

 

Give yourself a putt at par or bogey instead of trying a hero shot.  

IT IS ROUGH, that is part of dealing with rough - it is penal.  Let other players blow up while you minimize damage.

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I like fairway wood over hybrid for that shot so you can generate more swing speed.

 

If you're fortunate to be currently playing with a thirteen club set, a shot-specific recovery wood is best of all.

 

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Use my Heavenwood for shots like this. If it's thick, I can hit down on the ball and get it out 160ish, or if it's light rough I can take a full swing at it.

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My home club has very thick rough too. My handicap is 20 so at first I was trying Hollywood shots with hybrids and just putting myself in more trouble. I've started using a 7-PW just to get out and then try save Par from there. That's if the lie is bad obviously. My scores have improved from just taking my medicine when needed. Harder than it sounds to do though as well all know.

 

 

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Appreciate all the great advice [emoji120] I played today and whenever I was in the thick stuff and too far to the green for my irons I busted out my 3 wood and choked down about an inch and a half with the ball middle of my stance and made a solid swing at it and I was pretty surprised how the ball popped right out. I figured the smaller head would be easier to make contact, but I guess the larger 3 wood glides through the grass better. I had fun [emoji111][emoji41]

 

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I've seen tour pros struggle with really long rough like this. You just have to learn what you can actually succeed with. If the best you can do is hit 8 iron, hit 8. Sometimes the ball sits up and you can hit a lot more. Take what you can, and hit it in the short grass on the next hole.

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For me it depends on how thick the grass is and how deep the ball is in the stuff.

 

One of the courses near me the rough is so thick you run the risk of losing your ball anytime a ball touches it. As many times as I tried I couldn't get my woods through the stuff to make solid contact. When I play that course now I'll swap in a heavy GI 4 iron and try to hack through the stuff. It's still not going to be perfect, but it's been my best option this far.

 

On the other end of the spectrum there is a very forgiving Links course near my parents that mows the rough fairly short. When playing there I leave that 4 iron at home and use a fairway wood to drive it out.

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Back at 808Nation - I don't aim right - I do open the club face just a bit - someone wrote it in a later reply but the key is leaving yourself where you will have a chance at par and not worse than bogey.  I had lots of long opportunities from the rough yesterday - long, wet stuff, the ball was not going anywhere, St. Pete Country is an old school course that is very tight - tons of shots in the 190-170 range some of it out of the rough, normally the first cut though - just keep advancing it down the fairway towards the green and then pitched and putted my way to par - I actually made two birdies from the rough, one from 118 with a wedge over some trees and the other from 173 with a 5 hybrid.

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Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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What club do you use to get out if the heavy stuff on longer par 4's or 5's? My home course has recently been too lazy or had too much rain in the past months to care about mowing the the rough and I've been struggling to advance the ball with much success. The rough is normally about 2 inches which I can deal with, but 3+ inches is frustrating the $#!+ out of me.

 

I try to use my 3 hybrid on par 5's or to advance the ball to a decent distance for my 3rd shot, or try to hack it out with a higher lofted iron on longer par 4's.

 

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3+ inches?! Holy cow!

 

 

I've read all the replies to this and as many have stated, using a hybrid or even a fairway wood if the ball is down still sounds scary to me. I'd most likely go with a punch-out 4-5 iron with the ball in the back of my stance. My thought would be that an iron will "cut" better than a broad-faced headed club. I've had pretty good luck with this shot lately, but maybe the deepest I've been in is maybe 2" at most.

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Playing in this thick Bermuda rough, our course keeps it 2”. If the ball sits down to the bottom you cannot hit it with a hybrid or wood, the ball simply won't go anywhere. If your intent is to get to the green from 150 yards, forget about it, you can't. I know many of you play this same rough, and you know that the object in this rough is to 1. Get it out. 2 keep it in the fairway. If you haven t had the pleasure of playing in this rough. Good for you. Don't. If you ever find yourself in a place that has thi last rough, take ball drop it in, push it to the bottom of the grass and see what you need to use to get it out. A fairway wood or hybrid is the last thing on your mind. I've seen newbies try and take a 3 wood and get it out, they manage to hit it about 10 feet or less right in front of them. Best bet for thick heavy rough, use 8 iron or higher loft, grip tight and swing hard, the grass will likely grab the hosel so you kind of have to adjust your aim for that

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What club do you use to get out if the heavy stuff on longer par 4's or 5's? My home course has recently been too lazy or had too much rain in the past months to care about mowing the the rough and I've been struggling to advance the ball with much success. The rough is normally about 2 inches which I can deal with, but 3+ inches is frustrating the $#!+ out of me.

 

I try to use my 3 hybrid on par 5's or to advance the ball to a decent distance for my 3rd shot, or try to hack it out with a higher lofted iron on longer par 4's.

 

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