Rough And Tough Shots

Escape Tough Lies With Ease

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Just because you've found a divot in the fairway (life just isn't fair, is it?), the shot isn't lost. The trick is to remember that effective ballstriking requires a full rotation through the shot. In the case of the divot shot, play the ball back in your stance to help encourage a steeper downswing. Just remember, the steeper you get, the more critical it is to rotate the body. If you get steep and don't rotate, you'll hit it fat and probably off line. Instead, swing with confidence and rotate through on the downswing.

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