Speaker 1: All right, next we're going to talk about probably one of the most sought after short game shots that I get from my students.
It's the flop shot.
In my opinion, as a member of the PGA tour for 12 years, I didn't see a lot of my best chippers that I would play with, I didn't see them utilizing flop shots.
Here's what I mean.
Whenever I see a student come up, and they say, "Coach, I want to learn to flop shot.", what they're impression of the flop shot is, a very handsey move, a very vertical move, and a lot of timing involved.
In actuality, you don't need that.
It's not necessary.
The only essence of getting the ball to stop quickly is loft.
It's really loft, and being able to put enough speed on the golf club to make the ball lift up in the air.
What I teach my students is real simple.
You set up the way you would normally, every chip shot.
The only difference is you're going to point your club face at the target.
On this case, I got my Lineman stick pointing well left of my target, and I got my club face pointed at my target.
From this point, I set up just like I'm hitting about a 30 to 40 yard chip shot, although I'm only hitting it maybe five yards.
What you going to do at this point in time, your stance is going to be a little bit wider than you would a 30 or 40 yard shot.
You're just going to set into the shot just like you normally would, and you're going to take the club back, just like you would on a normal chip shot.
No hands, no lift, no vertical.
Keep it really simple.
The best players that I've ever seen, particularly on the days when I was playing on tour, are guys who make shots really simple.
This is one way you can make this simple.
Set up to it, ball position is right in the middle, just like normal.
You're going to have your club face pretty open.
The higher you have it, or the higher you want to hit it, the more you're going to open the face.
In this case we're going to land at about five yards.
We're going to take a fairly big golf swing, but we're going to have around 85 degrees of loft.
At this point in time, I'm going to take it back just like I would a pitch shot in mostly the chest.
When I come through, it's going to be chest and hips.
It's going to be a real simple action.
It should look something like this.
What you're going to see is that ball is going to land pretty soft.
It may look like a very simple stroke.
I know the camera didn't quite pick it up, but the ball landed about six or seven yards off away from me.
Came to a stop within about a yard.
If you can make this shot simple, you'll find out it's a really simple shot.
If you make it complicated, it can be a very complicated shot.