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Golf Tutorial For Beginners: Hitting It From A Bare Lie

As a beginner, being able to pitch from a bare lie might not really be one of the easiest things that you can pull off very easily, but with some practice there is so much that you can be able to do. Picture a situation where your second shot comes barely short of the green. In order to save par, you have to make sure that you get to pitch it close. In most cases a second shot might be very easy to make, and you have probably done it more times than you can remember. However, when you realize that the ball is on a bare lie, things become a bit different. There is no fairway grass this time to help in holding the ball up, you will also not be able to slide your club under the ball as you would often do in most cases.

  • Taking a sand wedge might work, especially when you keep the face open as you would do for a bunker shot, but the risks associated with that are proportionately magnanimous. For this kind of shot you do not have the luxury of a margin of error, because if you hit it thin, the ball will most certainly glide over the green, meaning that you will be in more trouble than you were in at the beginning.
  • Hitting it fat also means that you will probably have the club bouncing off the ground, because of the flange on the sand wedge. In the long run you will still end up with a thin shot. Alternatively, you can also think of hitting a little punch or running a shot with hooded sand wedge. When you come to think about it, this is a shot fairly safer than your other bet, an open wedge.
  • Hitting the ball thin will cause the leading edge of the club to hit the top of the ball, driving it downwards instead of pushing it forward, which means the ball will not go anywhere.
  • Choosing the wrong club might make things difficult for you, hence the need to ensure that you make a careful selection. If you can get your hands on a 9 iron, this club is particularly designed to help you get a good leading edge. If you go this way, you will benefit from a larger margin of error, and allowing you more control over the stroke too.