Rough, Rough Shots
By Erika Larkin on 10/24/12
This time of year the rough can be thick and long. At my home course, Stonewall Golf Club, our rough is a type of Rye grass that can be dense and maintain a lot of moisture. I just came back from playing Cassique, a beautiful course that had long, dry and gnarly Bermuda rough. I can tell you that at both courses, the rough posed a serious challenge if I missed the fairway. Handling the recovery shot can basically be treated the same and here is how.
If your ball is sitting down in the rough:
Erika Larkin is the Director of Instruction at Larkin Golf Learning Community at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, Virigina. She was named the 2012 Middle Atlantic PGA "Teacher of the Year" and the 2011 "Top Golf Pro" by Washingtonian Magazine... and she's oobgolf's newest columnist. She will be writing on a variety of topics including instruction, so if you have a question for her or an idea for a column, email her at ErikaLarkin@pga.com. Enjoy!
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