Hit a Bunker Shot From Thick Rough

If you’re stuck in some thick green-side rough, hit a bunker shot.

Imagine this, your ball is surrounded by thick rough. There’s no way you’re going to get the club face on the ball. So, you’re worried that the club is going to get narled up. Set up to the ball like a bunker shot- little left of target, open the club face- then rip through the rough and watch your ball pop out.

It’s a lot easier than it sounds. There’s less margin for error and you’re more likely to get the ball onto the green. The key…accelerate through the impact zone. You’ve got to commit.

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46 Responses to Hit a Bunker Shot From Thick Rough

  1. Juan de Dios July 10, 2019 at 4:47 am #

    Excellent, as usual, I think I have never left a comment before but, you are doing great QTC!!

    • Clyde Bench July 11, 2019 at 8:31 am #

      I love your very practical and easily understood snippets regarding aspects of golf that have helped me play better. Keep up the good work!

      • Don Freitag October 15, 2019 at 5:44 am #

        Nice tip….I would like to see a tip on getting out of the deep rough of course, I am asking for a friend ?

    • Glenn Cote September 9, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

      Great Simple Snippet .. easy to understand and should be easy to go practice .
      F.Y.I … A little Gillette trimming might be in order.. ?? Keep it simple.

      • Quite The Chap September 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

        Thanks Glenn!

  2. Juan de Dios July 10, 2019 at 4:48 am #

    Yes, I said that!

  3. Gene July 10, 2019 at 5:36 am #

    Great tip for thick green side rough
    Should have had that tip 50 years ago

    • Edward McDermott February 4, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

      Keep em coming Colby. My golfer wife thinks I’m a genius. Um…your a genius. Yeah. You. Not me. You.

  4. David Dunlap July 10, 2019 at 6:47 am #

    If I’d known about this, I might still be playing at my old club with tiny greens guarded by tangled collars.

  5. Chuck Urwin July 10, 2019 at 6:48 am #

    Love that tip from the rough! I will try it! Thanks Chuck

  6. Jack Eagleeye July 10, 2019 at 7:49 am #

    Colby Johannson, I believe you are a very knowledgeable, informative, and entertaining breath of fresh air to wanna be golfers like

    myself. You really are quite the champ, and i say bravo to you. Your lessons and tips have been been very helpful for me..THANK

    YOU !!!

  7. Bob Kapp July 10, 2019 at 8:49 am #

    At my age, 60 seconds of instruction is all I can absorb and remember. Super duper, Colby.

  8. Gerry Parsons July 10, 2019 at 8:50 am #

    thumbs up 🙂

  9. Larry LaCroix July 10, 2019 at 10:00 am #

    Loving the 60 second tips – this ones excellent – for I usually stop my club instead of swinging through. Definite thumbs up!

  10. Bill Jackson July 10, 2019 at 10:06 am #

    good tip

  11. john July 10, 2019 at 10:51 am #

    i love these tips, why i even live by them. its golf made simple.

  12. Dan Gengler July 10, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

    Gives me the incentive to head to the driving range, or putting green in this case. Thanks, all good!
    Dan G.

  13. George July 10, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

    Great tips. Don’t give up giving them.

  14. Ben Kohler July 10, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    Always find your videos interesting and helpful when I remember them!

  15. Paul Heine July 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

    The video would not start.

  16. Roy Berger July 10, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

    I was stuck today at least three times with this same shot! Wish I would’ve have read this tip BEFORE my round! I was taking a divot after the ball– not before like a bunker shot. I’ll remember this for sure for my next round! Thanks!!

  17. Edward Markward July 10, 2019 at 4:21 pm #

    This is a great series. Love it!@

  18. Mike Miller July 10, 2019 at 6:04 pm #

    Great tip! Keep ’em coming!

  19. Rick Jones July 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

    Love the 60 second tip. So tired of 8 or 12 minute tips. Thank you!

  20. Ernest Modestino July 11, 2019 at 4:27 am #

    Playing a round tomorrow and there’s a great chance I will be in thick rough. Gonna give it a try.

  21. Robert H Saunders July 11, 2019 at 5:47 am #

    Golfers Rx and Colby is the best way to get precise tips without all of the extra BS. Keep up the good work!

  22. Richard July 11, 2019 at 7:50 am #


  23. Wayne Pisinski July 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

    thumbs up

  24. Charles Sanderson July 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

    Your tips are AWESOME. I have no hesitation to open them knowing that that are succinct and impactful. Keep them coming.

  25. John D. Kramer July 17, 2019 at 7:04 pm #

    All good!!! The 60 second tips are a perfect balance of time and subject matter..

    • Sam September 4, 2019 at 9:09 am #

      These tips have been very helpful for my game, thanks.

  26. Tom July 27, 2019 at 10:10 am #

    Thanks, always good tips.

  27. Peter Hanson July 31, 2019 at 5:48 am #

    Thumbs up!

  28. las Vegas Duffer August 9, 2019 at 2:53 am #

    Chuck, thank you very much for your insightful tips and clear to replicate movements with a golf club to get out of trouble. You do a fantastic job picking troublesome areas of the game and explaining how to work the club to extract yourself out of trouble into a better position, without listening to one’s ego that encourages one to take risks, foolishly thinking one can succeed the majority of the time. Looking forward to more interesting and helpful presentations with keen insight to the game. The Duffer of Las Vegas

  29. Terry October 15, 2019 at 6:34 am #

    Two thumbs up!

  30. Dean Ferdman October 15, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

    Nice tip

  31. Tommy Mann October 16, 2019 at 8:21 am #

    luv your stuff !!!!!!!!!! other stuff dull.

    Keep the great work,”the FALCON”

    • Quite The Chap October 24, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

      Thanks ‘The Falcon’!

  32. T. Deane October 17, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

    Thumbs Up

  33. Glenn Meloni November 5, 2019 at 2:10 pm #

    Your tips are always simple to understand.

  34. Bob Kapp February 4, 2020 at 7:20 am #

    Hey there QTC, I really look forward to your tips. Don’t stop making them. Oh… here’s your thumbs up! 👍

  35. Alan Hagedorn February 4, 2020 at 7:26 am #

    QTC, you are the common sense instructor that takes the mystery out of golf and gives us all confidence, Thank you for this tip and the many others you have given us over the years,

  36. Andre Gelinas February 4, 2020 at 11:13 am #

    Nice tip Colby, looks easy!

    But often the lie is much deeper that you can hardly see the ball. Same set up but 3-4″ behind the ball?

    Keep the good and interesting work that you provide regularly.

  37. G, Lehman February 4, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

    Always learning and your 60s series is one of the best out there. just long enough to drive home the point.
    look forward to many more.

  38. Gmac February 4, 2020 at 4:49 pm #

    excellent tip. I enjoy and find the 60 second tips valuable.

  39. Adolph Kebe February 5, 2020 at 6:56 am #

    Great tip Thanks

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