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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94 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!

    • tom powell August 24, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

      I have never replied before, but I have been very amused by Colby for it seems like years now. thanks for the VERY helpful tips. Cheers

    • Dennis Tieber August 24, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

      You give good tips and they are fun to watch. I always look forward to seeing what you’ve got coming next. Keep up the good work.

    • PAT GALBALLY November 26, 2020 at 7:07 am #

      Thanks Colby your tips are great.

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

    Yes, I said that!

    • Sudipta Goswami April 1, 2021 at 7:09 pm #


  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.

    • Sudipta Goswami June 17, 2021 at 5:53 am #


  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 πŸ™‚

  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! πŸ‘

  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

  40. Jack Warnemunde August 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm #

    Thumbs up! Always enjoy your tips.

  41. GMD August 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm #

    Our rough is getting VERY thick at the moment in South Texas. Great tip…Gonna practice it in the a.m. and take it to the course after. Love the 60 seconds tips. Keep em coming. Teedoffintx

  42. Jerry August 24, 2020 at 4:28 pm #

    I like this tip! TY!

  43. Buddy Jaquith August 24, 2020 at 4:36 pm #


  44. Howard Wood August 24, 2020 at 11:44 pm #

    As usual , informative , easy to follow , quick and FUNNY !

  45. Blaine Wiltey August 25, 2020 at 5:39 am #

    Great Tip, I always have terrible in the rough near the greens.

  46. Bob Kapp August 25, 2020 at 6:22 am #

    πŸ‘ This video was a BIG thumbs up. The chip shot from deep grass around the green has been, for me, the most difficult shot in golf. Can’t wait to practice it. Thanks Colby.

  47. B A August 25, 2020 at 8:01 am #

    I have been doing this for years-It Works- but be sure to practice it in order to remove fear of taking a big swing for a short shot. Love the way the club slides through the grass with this shot….

  48. Sam August 26, 2020 at 7:06 am #

    QTC, love the 60 Second Series! Always helpful, keep it up!

  49. Sue Kropornicki August 27, 2020 at 2:40 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this shot…………thank you

  50. Tom November 25, 2020 at 12:55 pm #

    It really works

  51. Randy Krause November 26, 2020 at 7:20 am #

    love your tips

  52. Rick November 26, 2020 at 7:47 am #

    Your tips are very valuable and spot on! I’ve always been a decent golfer, but your tips have elevated my game in all areas.
    I haven’t ever heard of this method before for green side rough, but I’ve been there and do have difficulty. Can’t wait, not, but if I’m there in the future, I feel ready! Thanks!

  53. Craig November 26, 2020 at 8:31 am #

    Fine tip, Quite the “Entertaining” Chap — thank you!

  54. Ed Yanke November 26, 2020 at 8:31 am #

    Great tips. Love watching them. Short and to the point. Keep them coming. Thumbs up

  55. John Kehoe November 26, 2020 at 11:55 am #

    The tutorials are great and always on point. Many thanks.

  56. Tom November 27, 2020 at 10:18 am #

    Please give us a tip on a mid iron shot to the green from thick rough ?

  57. Larry November 29, 2020 at 8:04 am #

    Thumbs up on all your sixty second tips.

  58. Bob Kapp February 25, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

    Colby, what club was that you used in the video? Except for the dimples, it looks like my very, very old Alien Wedge by Pat Simmons.

  59. Dennis Bender February 25, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

    Great tip. Can’t wait for the next one.

  60. Dave February 25, 2021 at 2:04 pm #

    Thanks for the tip. So very simple. Just do it. Thanks

  61. Wink Winkleman February 25, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

    Great tip – I’ll have to give it a try.

  62. thor February 26, 2021 at 8:05 am #

    love the game saving tips great for marketing keep it up

  63. Mike Raney February 27, 2021 at 10:24 am #

    Thanks for the advice on a narled lie. It really works. Love your tips keep them coming.

  64. Kenneth Lynn Patriquin March 16, 2021 at 6:15 am #

    Good tip. Will try it when the snow leaves.

  65. Butch March 22, 2021 at 10:27 am #

    Great tips and refreshing presentation- golf is supposed to be fun! Keep it up.

  66. Stephen Hayes March 22, 2021 at 10:42 am #

    I love hitting sand bunker shots. Hate hitting rough grass bunker shots, so I am glad to give this tip a go. Thanks Doc.

  67. ed m March 22, 2021 at 10:53 am #

    I enjoy you golf tips.

    • Keith @ GolfersRX March 22, 2021 at 11:25 am #

      Thanks Ed! Glad you are enjoying them.

  68. Ellen M Spence March 22, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

    Love these tips!

  69. Gary Backlund March 22, 2021 at 1:38 pm #

    You do a Great job of helping us play better. These quick tips are SO much better than other video Tips. They make sense, but more important, they work and make our golf bteer.

    Thank you!


  70. John G. March 22, 2021 at 1:40 pm #

    Excellent tip… thanks!

  71. Jack Ashworth March 22, 2021 at 4:09 pm #


  72. M G LaMar March 22, 2021 at 7:53 pm #

    I have been doing this shot for years. I cannot remember the last time I hit anything but this shot from the rough near the green. I have the ball inside my left foot and stand open to it and swing along my body line.nly time it fails is when I fail to swing through.

  73. Mark Brazell March 23, 2021 at 8:38 am #

    Great tip, I have used this myself and it works well

  74. James Ashbrook March 23, 2021 at 2:24 pm #


  75. Ernie April 1, 2021 at 12:41 pm #


  76. Walter Beard April 1, 2021 at 2:09 pm #

    I like your instruction. Have never thought of bunker shot from rough.

  77. Ann April 5, 2021 at 7:04 am #

    Love these tips! Thank you!

  78. William S Skeeles June 14, 2021 at 6:02 pm #

    GREAT JOB keep it up and I may become a pretty good golfer!

  79. Rajen Rathore June 15, 2021 at 5:04 am #

    I love your tips which are simple with a touch of humor making it easy to absorb and follow. I noticed your lob wedge had dimples on the sole. Does that help?

  80. Duke June 15, 2021 at 6:06 pm #

    Love your 60M tips keep up the good work and keep them coming!!!

  81. Bob Krug June 17, 2021 at 8:30 am #

    Tried it and found using a bunker shoot works great. thanks for the tip.

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