The High Cut Lob

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Tom Ness offers some quick pointers in the short game.

Tom Ness offers some quick pointers in the short game.
Instructor: Tom Ness

Many amateurs envy the ability of pros to hit that nice, high lob that lands softly. A safe way to play this is the high cut lob. One way to think of this shot is as an intentional cut.

Here’s a drill for mastering this shot:

Place balls on opposite sides of the pin, about 10 feet from the cup on either side. Address the ball as though you’re aiming at the flag.

Then open the clubface so that it’s pointed toward the ball to the right of the pin. Now, move your body, keeping the clubface open, until the clubface is aimed at the pin again.

By now, your body should be positioned as though you were hitting toward the ball to the left of the pin. Keep the ball under your left shoulder, never flipping your wrists, and hit that little cut.

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