The par-3 14th hole at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. can present all sorts of challenges – especially if you come up short off the tee. What’s Charlie Rymer’s play when he does just that? The power flop! Check out this video to see how he executes it.
So if you happen to hit a horrible tee shot here at 14 like I did, you’re going to be left with an interesting second. In this case, I’ve got a big bunker I’ve got to go over. I have very little green to work with and I’ve got a tight line in a closely mown area. It’s time for the power flop – and I love hitting flop shots!
There’s a couple of things you remember when you’re hitting a flop shot. First and foremost, you’ve got to get the ball forward in your stance, and you’ve got to have plenty of speed as you come through and then make sure you release the golf club. If you come in to this shot and you haven’t released that golf club, you’re going to hit it off to the right. It’s not going to get in the air at all. You almost want to feel like the head of the club at impact is ahead of your hands.
Alright, let’s see what we get. That’ll do. Woo hoo! Yes! That’s a power flop right there, ladies and gentlemen!