Advanced Golf Instruction: How To Deal With A Flyer

Before we get into details of how to overcome the flyer lie, it is important to understand what it is all about. The flyer is an approach shot which goes further than you had anticipated. There are a number of reasons why you might end up overshooting your target, but in most cases, the causes are the following:

  • As a result of a carry when you strike the ball
  • Lack of enough or any backspin at all on the ball

As a result of these two, your ball will instead bound forward as soon as it lands on the ground, and roll further away from the target.

The flyer lie on the other hand refers to a lie that delivers a flyer. In most cases this will be a lie to the rough. Whichever the case, there is a lot of confusion among beginner players in particular in setting these two apart. Most people find it hard to tell the difference whether it is a lie wherein the golf ball is sitting on the rough or where the ball is sitting down on the rough. More often than not you might actually find this to be a situation where the definitions deliver sitting down and sitting up to be perfect definitions.

After carefully looking at these definitions, it is important for us to look into professional ways of dealing with a flyer. It is conventional knowledge at the moment, to make sure that when you are approaching a flyer lie, you make use of less club.

What this means is that you need to use a wedge as opposed to using a 9-iron on the shot. This is according to Tom Watson, a PGA Tour standout for so many years. Apart from that, you need to make sure that you aim to the left of the target in the event that you are a right handed player and to the right if you are a left handed player.

The reason why you need to aim this way is to allow you to open the face of the club slightly. By so doing, you will be in a good position to stand rather closer to the ball.

However, you also need to realize that as you are attempting this shot, it might not be easily definitive for you to figure out how far you want to send the ball; this one you have to guess.

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