Playing a familiar course today and several times I was presented with this scenario. I’m anywhere from 30-70 yards from the green but I’m off the fairway in the trees. I have a line of sight to the pin and the entire green but there are low hanging limbs 15-30 yards in front of me. They’re maybe 12-15ft or more off the ground.
I need to pitch it out but I can’t get any air underneath it. Basically, I’m trying to punch it up there. I struggled with that a lot today when punching with a long iron. I wasn’t getting it off the ground and long grass was grabbing it and killing the momentum. If I did get it in the air, I hit the branch.
I want to learn these types of shots and practice them b/c my errant approach game puts me in this bind at least a few times every round!
So how would YOU play this approach shot? Thanks for any feedback!