Assessing Your Lie In The Rough

Paul Ramee

Paul Ramee

Golf Digest Best in Connecticut, 2016 Connecticut PGA Teacher of the Year

The first thing you should do when you find your ball in the rough is to assess the lie and figure out what is the best way to advance the ball back into the short grass, keeping in mind that it doesn’t always mean reaching the green.

Using three examples of varying degrees of lies in the rough, decide whether the lie is clean enough to make a normal swing to the full yardage or whether you should be concentrating on extracting the ball from the rough to ensure you have a putt for par and make no worse than bogey.