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Monday, March 14, 2005

Difficult Lies - The Bank Shot

This is a difficult spot to be in. You've just missed hitting an elevated green with your approach shot. Your ball has rolled down the hill and is sitting on a bare lie. There's very little green to work with as the pin is cut close to the edge of the green.

Since you're sitting on a bare lie a flop shot won't work because you won' t be able to get the club under the ball. The only real alternative you have is to try to hit the bank shot. What I mean by a bank shot is that you want to hit the ball into the side of the hill, this will slow down its momentum enough so that the ball will just clear the top of the hill on the second bounce and trickle onto the green.

Club and target selection are critical here. If it's a low hill you can go all the way down to a 3 iron. As the height of the hill increases you would move up in iron # all the way up to a 7 or 8 iron if necessary. If you hit the ball too low the ball won't make it up the hill to the hole. If you hit the ball too high it will run way past the pin and maybe even over the green.

This is a difficult shot but it can be done. The keys are to choose your target carefully and make sure you have the right club to get the ball to your target.

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