Hit It and Hope

During the height of Summer, when the rough grasses grow in thick, it’s easy to find you ball in a “flyer” lie. When a shot is struck from such a place the ball behaves in strange ways. Spin seemingly disappears and a knuckle ball effect often comes into play. A well hit shot can appear to defy gravity and just sail through the sky with nothing to slow it down. Lacking direction, the ball will look like it is floating as it jumps well past the intended target. Knowledge of this makes judging these lies incredibly difficult. Having little control over how the ball reacts to your swing is both a challenge and a frustration. Sometimes all you can do is hit it well and hope for the best.


Each day I post a short golf story like this on my Instagram page @JayRevellWrites – now I’m bringing those musings to my website. Be sure to check in each day for my latest expressions on the game!

If you enjoy these daily stories, you might like my new book, The Nine Virtues of Golf. It debuted earlier this Summer as the #1 new release golf book on Amazon.

-J