Hi I tried playing hard tees on practice ,playing the course no problem but jeez ending up maybe 6 yards from pin on 12 greens 40 50 rough and trying all types of shot or chip pitch punch flop ,virtually found it impossible to get near cup without a ten mile role . How is it done
The slope of the green between you and the pin, and your ball's spin rating, will determine how much your ball will roll out of 40-50 greenside rough. In general this is what I'd suggest:
- If the pin is significantly downhill or uphill, do a flop. If uphill, add about 4 yds to your normal flop distance. If downhill, add nothing.
- If the pin is about level, do a pitch. Hit it for the exact distance to the pin. It will travel about 50% in the air and roll the other 50%.
- If your ball's spin rating is 2.0 or less, subtract 1-2 yds from your shot distance to account for the extra rollout.
- All shots out of 40-50 rough should be hit with 100% backspin.
Try that to start with, and make adjustments as needed.
Bear in mind that there are some positions from which you just won't be able to stop the ball from rolling no matter what you do.