Putting out of longish grass

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Putting out of longish grass

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:19 pm

I have fiddled around with putting from various lies. Part of the experiment involved hitting a bit down, to get the ball to sort of pop up and over the grass. Seems to work although I am not sold on it yet.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:01 pm

In certain situations I use to flip the putter toe down and pop a ball out of thick rough that way, and one time a plugged lie in a bunker. It doesn't work with my current putter though.
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Post by DougE » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:25 pm

IMO, as far as putting (or using a putter), there are too many variables to deal with in most instances where the ball is in short rough. Yes, I agree, a downward strike works to get the ball up and out of the thicker grass, but still, trying to figure out how hard to hit it so that it stops somewhere in the vicinity of the hole can be quite a guessing game. For me, 19 times out of 20, I'm much more confident with a wedge (or maybe even an 8 iron with a putting stroke) unless the ball is literally sitting within an inch or two of the collar/fringe.

Using the end of some blade putters, depending on their design, can also be an option, per JFish's suggestion. I have tried it, though it is not really something I practice, so it is rare when I pull that shot out of my hat. I have only tried it when the ball is sitting down in thicker stuff, within about a foot of the fringe. The pointy end of the putter blade certainly moves much more easily through the thick stuff. This can be a good option for some of the thick, deep Bermuda rough lies around the greens down South.

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Re: Putting out of longish grass

Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:28 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:19 pm
I have fiddled around with putting from various lies. Part of the experiment involved hitting a bit down, to get the ball to sort of pop up and over the grass. Seems to work although I am not sold on it yet.
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Re: Putting out of longish grass

Post by GBOGEY » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:10 pm

I've tried this when the distance is not long to the hole, say 5 feet. I'm usually successful getting on the green but not very close. If any distance is involved, I'm more likely to go hybrid putt, especially I'm finding this useful on Bermuda grass.

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