"It's very similar [to the bunker shot]," Scott says. "Once you're in the long grass around the green, you can almost play that shot like a bunker shot. You'd want to open the club face and take a pretty full swing because the long grass is going to slow the club down into the ball and really strangle the club." More so than the shots further away from the hole – your drive, fairway wood, and iron approach – these shots around the green require more feel. The recurring fear with making a full swing, even with a lofted, open-faced wedge, is that the ball will soar well past the green on a line. Feel and fear do not go hand in hand.
What Scott uses: Titleist Spin Milled Vokey Wedge.