The flop shot it’s not the easiest shot to play. It’s an extremely useful shot to have in your bag and by following this simple instruction, and with a little practice, you’ll soon become confident playing this shot.
Keep your stance at hip width apart. If it’s too wide, there’s a good chance that you will sway, resulting in a poor shot.
Ensure the ball is at the centre of your stance, or opposite your belly button. It’s important that your body is centred as being too far forward can cause you to reach for the ball or duff it.
To get the ball higher into the air so it flies over those bunkers or a tree, you need to have an open clubface. Remember to re-grip the club at address so you are not turning your hands to put yourself in this position.
As you can see in the above picture, the clubface is very open, and to compensate for this, your feet need to be facing left.
With an open clubface the ball will go higher and shorter, so you will need a slightly longer backswing to get distance. This shot needs to be practised, but once you’ve got the idea you will look like a master of the short game!
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