Nothing can be more frustrating than hitting a great shot, or two, and having your ball run off the fairway into thick rough, especially when you have only a wedge shot remaining.
A few changes to your setup will help when hitting out of the rough: hover your club at the bottom of the ball and grip firmer with your lead hand to stop the clubhead closing too much during impact. Also put your weight slightly onto your lead side to allow you to hinge earlier and create a descending blow for solid contact.
Practising these shots during practice rounds at your home club and seeing the varying results will help you make better decisions in future competition rounds.
Jason Laws is the NSW PGA Teaching Professional of the Year and if you have any questions, e-mail Jason at [email protected]