I don’t know about you, but I really want to get better at this game of golf. So I take myself to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls. I really try and pay attention to what my body is doing. I practice chip shots, pitch shots, long drives, short drives, I try to focus, I try to aim, I practice aligning my feet with the target line, keeping my head still, and all those other bits and pieces of information you’ve read and heard from countless sources, books and instructions. Sometimes I’m good, most times I’m not so good. But once in a while my golf is actually Brilliant!
Yesterday was not one of those days. If I wasn’t in the sand I was in the woods and if not in the woods, I was in the water! It was just one of those days. I know we’ve all had them, so I’m not complaining, really. But the worst moment came when, on the 9th hole my second shot ended up behind a forest of 30 foot pine trees on the left side of the fairway. I was only fifty yards from the hole and could easily make par, if — and it was a BIG IF — I could hit my ball up and over the 30 foot pine!
This is by far the hardest golf shot for me — a pitch shot that goes almost straight up in the air, over a tall and imposing tree to land softly and safely on the green, inches from the hole.
Could you make this “Bubba Shot?” — so called because it’s just the kind of shot PGA Pro Bubba Watson could make with his natural ability and his eyes closed!!!
How would you do it? Leave detailed instructions in the comment section below. Puhleeeeze!