Playing Lesson – Hitting From Deep Rough

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

10 Responses to “Playing Lesson – Hitting From Deep Rough”

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    October 29, 2017

    Kenneth Bova

    Paul,is there any wrist hinge. I assume that you have to swing steeply. I thought I saw your sand wedge very opened. In the past, I have taken the easy route out, just pick it up and throw it onto the fareway and take a mulligan.

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      October 30, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, you are hinging your wrists as usual. Didn’t feel I was opening the face. The ball was off my back foot. If anything it would have been shut down.

      No mulligans. Keep doing this and you will never hit this shot.

  2. November 2, 2017


    Paul ,There’s another option ,for people who have “cold feet :take relief with a penalty point .In the present case ,from what I see ,you’re not far away from the short grass fairway :so if you drop your ball from where it lies ,two clubs length moving to the fairway ,not any nearer the hole ,the lie is going to be pretty good and you can take any club you wish !
    So why take the risk of flubbing the club in the tall grass ,be it a sand wedge or not.
    That’s also playing the percentages !

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      November 3, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, but I don’t think they are going to want to take the penalty. Most people here are just going to pick it up and throw it out.

  3. I assume your grip on the club is tighter than for your normal swings. In other words, because of all the tall grass potentially hanging up the club – we don’t want our normal “lossey goosey” relaxed grip?

  4. November 27, 2018


    In watching pros hit from deep rough I have noticed they swing really hard, often losing their balance. These swings seem like they really use there arms. Any comment?

  5. Paul
    I’m having problem with getting stuck on back foot alot I’m starting my swing with my lower body real well but not I can’t get off NY back foot quick enough starting to come across the ball alot help please should I try putting my back knee ahead of ball on downswing

    • Hello Chris, so your hips are open at impact yet you are flat footed? Have you checked this in video. This would be rare. I use the inner edge of my shoe to roll me up onto the tip of my toe. The inner edge of your right shoe is curved. So as soon as you start down you feel the inner edge on the ground not the whole shoe. Then you use it roll up. I have a tip on this here:

      Make sure you are doing tons of practice swings. No ball. Get it then try it with the ball.

      How Your Back Foot Can Help You Uncoil

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