Golf Tips

The Flop Shot

Sometimes you need to hit the ball high and stop it dead on the green—that's a flop shot. First off, don't try it unless you have a lie that will let you slide the club face under the ball. Take your most lofted wedge and grip with your top hand so your thumb is straight down the handle known as a weak grip. Put the ball forward in your stance and take a wider, more open stance because you're making a bigger swing. Aim at the target and swing on your toe line. The back swing should be long and lazy. Hit an inch behind the ball and slide the club face under it. Follow through high.