Category: Hazards

Greenside Cut Shot

There is a hazard or an obstacle blocking a clear shot to the green.

Island Greens

You need your ball to land on an island green.

The Perfect Shot

We love it when we make the perfect shot and often expect it to happen again every time we try to repeat it. When you fail duplicate that shot it causes your game to fall apart.

When to Switch Balls on the Course

If you are playing just to practice and you approach a water hazard or a tough shot, you switch to a dingy ball you found on the course. You are usually glad you did because the ball went just where you didn?t want it to go.

Learn to Ignore the Hazards

You have to make a shot over a water hazard or a sand bunker. Every time you approach a shot like this, you focus too much on what you do not want to do and somehow that is exactly what happens.

The Floater or Parachute Shot

You are in the rough with an obstacle blocking the green. So you need to hit the ball so that it flies high and short with a soft landing.

How to Hit a Ball While on Your Knees

You need to hit under trees or other obstacles and you do not want to take a penalty for an unplayable lie.

Shoot the Ball Out of the Water

The ball is sitting in shallow water and you cannot afford adding on a stroke due to an unplayable lie.

Hit From a Powderly Lie

Your ball is in or surrounded by pine needles, twigs, leaves, or dirt. Remember, you cannot move the ball without taking a penalty. If you remove anything from under the ball and it moves, you need to replace the ball and add a on a stroke before even taking the shot.

Hit Over a Water Hazard

You need to hit over a water hazard. Most mistakes occur here because you do not take enough club. Players are afraid of over shooting and getting in trouble but you will have even bigger problems if you do not take a long enough club.