The rough at Sahalee Country Club during the 80th PGA Championship measured anywhere from 4-6 inches. Our members had been playing those conditions for the few months leading up to the event and have a better understanding of the shots required to recover from the high, dense grass. One of the toughest recovery shots is the short chip shot just off the green.
1.) Use a sand wedge or lob wedge and open the clubface;
2.) Align your body to the left of the target;
3.) Play the ball off your front heel;
4.) Point the end of shaft to the center of your body;
5.) Take a fairly long backswing and stop the forward swing about 2 feet after impact.
Results: The ball will come out high and soft and will be easy to stop next to the pin.