Tip From the Archives
Dips and Divots
You play at a course with a lot of little dips and divots on the fairway.
An important step to hit out of a divot is to make sure you have the ball a little further back in your stance than you normally would with your irons. This will help prevent you from hitting it fat or skulling it.
Even if you do not have a divot or dip to practice on at home or the driving range, there is one way you could simulate this scenario. Use an indoor green mat. Select one that has the hole elevated, preferably made out of foam. Place a piece of foam into the cup that only fills it half way. Practice hitting off of this piece of foam. Place more weight onto your forward leg than usual and be certain to hit down on the ball.