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Do you add a club in the rough? elevated green?

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Used2PlayALotUsed2PlayALot Members  336WRX Points: 101Posts: 336 Greens
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I hit my PW 100 yards.

I was in the thick rough at 90 yards away.

It was perfectly set up for me.

I used full PW and went 91 yards.

Do you add a club in the rough? elevated green?

Does ball go left or right from the rough?



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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers  16996WRX Points: 1,082Handicap: 4-5Posts: 16,996 Titanium Tees
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    My PW is 110yds. Irons have weaker lofts

    If I am in junk hitting to uphill green I will use 9i.



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  • MPStratMPStrat Members  1159WRX Points: 165Posts: 1,159 Platinum Tees
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    Depends very much on the lie but I am generally swinging harder out of rough and there is potential for a flyer, so I rarely take more club.

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    Too many variables for a single/simple answer.

    Is the rough thick? Is the ball sitting up, settled deep, or somewhere in between? Is it wet/sticky/dry/into grain/against grain? What kind of grass is it? Bermuda behaves much different from something like bent or fescue.

    Sometimes it'll play at least one club longer, sometimes more. Other times it's one less club than normal as the ball won't spin as much and carries further, while also not checking up on the green ('flyer lie').

    Generally I find thick and heavy rough require an extra club, moreso up at the top end of the bag - less loft moves through with more resistance from the grass, high loft tends to cut through better and has a steeper AoA as is.

    If the ball is sitting up it with just enough grass behind it to interfere with clean contact it'll come out super hot - no real resistance + less spin + swing a little harder in the rough mentality = airmail.

    Elevated green (and no other factors)?



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    Sometimes more sometimes less,all depends on the lie. Flier lies can make me go to a shorter club if trouble is long. Thick ruff definitely add a club , especially with trouble short.

    Thick rough does tend to grab the hostel and cause pulls. Uneven lies can accentuate or cause the ball to squirt the other way.

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    MY "childish whining" ?!?!?!

    Now THAT is just good comedy. And that's why I would never put you on ignore.

    Haven't you been reading your own posts ? I know you haven't been looking for this info anywhere else on the site, hence why you start so many threads. You have a question, you don't look for an answer, you start a thread. LOL

    There IS a rule about "running the site" or some such. Not sure if starting so many threads qualifies though.

    Carry on.


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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9564WRX Points: 3,179Posts: 9,564 Titanium Tees
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    Very interesting for him to call someone else childish given the nasty PMs he was sending me lol

    With that being said, up hill lie the ball will launch higher, thus you need take more club

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    No, I thought it quite clear. I wrote "Now THAT is just good comedy. And that's why I would never put you on ignore."

    Not so I can "keep complaining" about them - I believe this is the first time I've even commented about them.

    But at least now you don't have to view them. But I still get to watch. LOL



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    You certainly need to evaluate your lie in picking a club. Deep in heavy rough means you need more club. Flyer lie you need less club.

    Uphill will always make the shot play longer as far as carry is concerned bur the ball may roll out further than a level lie.


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    Rough depends on the lie. Uphill green depends on how much uphill. I hit my irons pretty high so I rarely need to adjust too much with an extra club. I'll play to the safer side of the pin

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    Depends on the lie. If it's pretty thick, I'll add 1 club and swing a little easier. Very important to have a bias of trying to find the center of the green because proximity to the cup outcomes greatly increase from the rough.

    As a general rule of thumb, I tend to add club on elevated greens. However, it does depend on the hole. Some holes...between the air flow and other factors the ball can travel a little further than other holes.


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    Depends on the lie. And depends how thick the rough is. The thicker it is then the more club you need. Depends on how much grass between your clubface and the ball at impact. Thin wispy rough you often don't do anything different than in the fairway except maybe account for a little more rollout.

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    I'm wondering at what point this stops being a forum and starts being his personal journal.


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