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any point learning to flop shot with lower loft clubs?

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Given my current skill level, or lack thereof, I've now taken the approach of keeping the ball as low to the ground as possible and letting the ball run. Obviously if there is an obstacle in the way, I hit a pitch in the air, but never try to hit a very high pitch or flop. I basically never hit shots where I have to open up the clubface. For me, opening up the clubface is a guaranteed way for something bad to happen. And the very bad thing that can happen is unpredictable. Could be bladed, could go dead right, could even be a pull. 

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I rarely have a need to hit a flop shot. And it doesn’t end well when I try. I carry a 50° and a 56° sw and that’s it. So the bump and run is my friend.

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I'm a strong adherent of getting the ball on the ground and rolling as soon as I can around the green.  But when you short side yourself behind a bunker, that's not going to work.  At some point, you're going to need to hit the high one.

Several years ago, my dad and I were defending champs in his member-guest and got to the final hole in the shootout.  After halving it, I lost the tournament for us in a chip-off by going right under the ball with a lob wedge out of the rough.  One of the better players in the club came up to me in the bar afterward to console me, and he told me that he hits that shot with an open pitching wedge, so if he catches it off the top of the club, there's more mass up there and you're not going to completely fluff it.  Is it a true flop shot?  Probably not.  But it's handy to have in your arsenal if you play courses with fluffy lies around greens.  

I still have nightmares about that shot.  


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On 2/22/2021 at 6:04 PM, cnosil said:

I seldom have a reason to hit a flop shot; not going to make it more difficult by trying to to it with a club that isn’t my most wanted.

This exactly. A flop shot is really last resort bordering on fancy... so I would never think about doing it with lower lofted clubs, not even during practice.

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