I wanted to release a special video for my Insiders Club. This is a shot I've been fortunate to be here at TPC Craig Ranch, where we have a lot of tour players in here, and I always like picking their brains. This is not a shot I've really taught to anyone. It's a shot I've just learned, and I was just talking to one of the tour players about how do you hit a soft cut lob shot. He taught me a new way and I wanted to put it here for you guys just so you could see it, and experiment with it. You might like it, you might not. I've only hit about four or five shots with it. I thought it was pretty cool. It's a different way to do it.
What we're doing here, when we typically set up for a chip shot, or a cut lob, we're going to set up with my left foot back, we're going to pick the club up, and we're going to work this way. Now what's good about this if you have really tight lies and you have obviously the proper bounce in your club, we're going to do something different here. We are going to set up, and we're really going to put our nose ahead of this ball. From this view we're going to get our sternum ahead of the ball.
Now instead of opening the club face, we are going to take and put our hands back. Now what you have to understand is what I normally teach, we want that downward strike. Well we're going to use the bounce of the club here. What we're doing here, now we're going to drop our right foot back and we're just going to turn sideways with our chest. It's a very shallow angle of attack, but because our head is forward it allows us to strike down on it. It's a different shot. It's really good off a really tight lies. It's going to take a little bit of practice with it, but remember, all you do is you put your head forward, hands back, turn flat.
Let me show you how this would look. We're here dropping our right foot back, hands are back behind it, weights forward, and then I turn flat, back and through. It's a little soft, delicate, cut lob shot. Just experiment with it and see if it works for you. Maybe make it your own. Try a little bit different stuff here. Hands back. I'm going to open the face on this one a little bit. This gets my right hip out of the way so that way I can turn flat. There we go. There's the soft, high, delicate shot. It's something that you can do, and what he was teaching me is do it off a hard pan line, really hard. When you get that angle of attack really shallow, the club just skims across.
This is something I wanted to put out there for my Insiders Club. I want you to try this, experiment with it. Remember, heads forward, that's the key. Hands are back, that uses the bounce, that exposes the bounce on the club so we can go shallow and get that ball to pop straight up in the air.