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Why Use the Pendulum Putting Method

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Lob Shot

Golf Lob Shot- A Great Tool Around the Green

A lob shot is a type of shot that is short and high, and should land abruptly with little or no roll.  It differs from the half pitch shot and the full wedge shot in that it is not designed to travel a great distance, but under circumstances that will be described below it will be a great shot for getting the ball closer to the pin than a regular wedge might give.  Plus because they normally have a heavier flange and the greater loft allows the ball to get abruptly in the air, it is a great club to getting out of light rough.  If you really want to drop a couple of strokes a round, learn how to execute this type of pitch shot.

High Loft Types of Golf Clubs for the Golf Lob Shot

The following are three distinct situations where the lob shot can successfully be utilized:

1. There is a green-side bunker that is located between you and the flag and you’ll want to play the golf shot over the bunker.

2. The flagstick is rather near the fringe which calls for virtually no roll of the golf ball. On the other hand, you may be too far from the green to putt the golf ball.

3. The putting green is situated at higher elevation than you, demanding a high pitch golf shot with very little roll.

Ideas to Perfect the Golf Lob Shot:

Lob Shot

Proper Lob Shot Set-up

1. While positioning yourself for the golf lob shot, open up your foot position to the left of the target line and open the face of the golf club. Keep the majority of your weight (approximately two-thirds) forward for the complete swing. To promote higher trajectory, locate the ball forward in your stance.

2. As acknowledged before, a sand wedge can be utilized, but I prefer a 60 degree lob wedge.

3. To achieve the shot, hinge the wrist toward the outset in the takeaway. By all means you should not “sweep” the golf ball. Take the club head only to the 9 o’clock location, maintaining balance throughout. Keep the club face open at contact. I personally use a solid golf grip for this shot, as I want to be sure the club face will not remain too open so I’d “fluff” the golf shot.

4. The follow-through should conclude in the three o’clock point. It’s important that you speed up downward and through the ball at contact, because the golf shot will turn out to be a disaster should the face of the golf club doesn’t make first contact with the golf ball.

This is a true finesse shot, and requires practice not just to learn to execute it, but must be practiced as a part of your off-course routine to maintain your “feel” for the shot. In little time, you will be using this shot as part of your short game.


 

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