Hints on Escaping from Deep, Thick Rough

You know the feeling – you hit a good drive down the fairway, only to see it bounce a couple of times and disappear into the deep rough. Just that quick, you can go from excitement at the possibility of having an easy approach shot into the green, to fear of even being able to get out of the rough at all. Golf can be a cruel game, and seeing your ball nestle down into the long stuff is one of the worst feelings of all.

The good news, however, is that there is hope even when you are down at the bottom of the long grass. By going in with a good approach and some basic technique, you should at least be able to get your ball up and out of the rough – if not onto the green.

Consider the following hints the next time you have to deal with some difficult rough: