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The absolute easiest way to hit the short-sided lob shot

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One of the most important and very difficult shots we face is the short-sided lob shot.

To play this shot correctly, you must start with a great setup position. 

  • Square setup 
  • Feet narrow 
  • Ball position forward 
  • Clubface open 

Once we have the setup correct

  • Take a nice smooth swing back and through matching speed and length 
  • Keep your lower body quiet for short shots—contact is so important 
  • Remember: A short backswing is a short game killer! 
  • Stay down and through the shot, trust brushing the turf 
  • Finish with your clubface pointing to the sky to maintain loft 

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Jake is the Head Golf Professional at Naples National Golf Club in Naples, FL. He is a Pittsburgh native and Professional Golf Management major from Methodist University and former Golfstat #1 ranked Division III player in the country. Jake has worked at Riviera Country Club, Augusta National for the Masters Tournament, Myopia Hunt Club, Calusa Pines, Sankaty Head, Muirfield Village and Seminole Golf Club among others in his young career. Jake has a deep passion for improving his students' games as well as developing his Assistant Professionals into future Head Golf Professionals. Jake credits his teaching philosophy to his mentors: Bill Davis, Bob Ford, Andrew Rice, Claude Harmon III, and Greg LaBelle.

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  1. geohogan

    May 1, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    A short backswing may be a killer but a long BS and deceleration is worse.

    its a feel shot with acceleration at the bottom. They call it parametric acceleration
    when we pull the handle up and around to our side… as G says use the bounce.

  2. G

    Apr 26, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Stay down and thru for a lob??? Handle needs to travel up and in to create a 3D flat spot, much more predictable way to use bounce and find low point. He’s even showing extension in the post impact pictures. Staying down is a good way to struggle with golf

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