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Skycaddie Tip from Hank Haney
Hi I’m Hank Haney and here’s a tip on how to get out of some trouble in the right hand side of the fairway.
I got some pine trees in front of me so one option is slice it around those trees. Another option is just to play out safe to the left had side of the fairway and pitch my ball on to the green.
Well the first thing I’m going to do is find out what I’m facing here. My skycaddie is going to help me out on that.
I got a 138 yards to the middle of the green. I’ve got 78 yards to carry the bunker and get my ball back into the fairway. Both of those two options are okay but depending on your skill level, you should pick one or the other. No matter what your goal here must be to make sure you don’t have these trees. Coz if I clear this bunker and don’t hit these trees here I’m going to have that ball in place somewhere where I can at least make a power bogey on this hole.
Now what I’m going to do is I’m going to play a cut shot. I got a 7 iron. I’m aiming well left of the green because this ball is going to tend to push off this lie and I’m just going to make a swing that’s a little outside the in and kind of hold that face open as I come through and just slice it right around that tree.
You got that ball up on the green. Not a hard shot after all. I sliced it in here I’ll be able to slice it out of here.