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When it comes to hitting pitch shots out of Bermuda rough, there are a few key techniques that can help you navigate this challenging situation. The Bermuda rough can be thick and unpredictable, making it essential to approach these shots with precision and strategy.

Firstly, it’s important to assess the lie of the ball in the Bermuda rough. Is it sitting up or buried? This will determine the type of shot you should play. If the ball is sitting up, you can use a standard pitch shot technique. However, if the ball is buried, you may need to adjust your approach.

When playing a pitch shot out of Bermuda rough, it’s crucial to make clean contact with the ball. To do this, position the ball slightly back in your stance and focus on hitting down on the ball with a descending blow. This will help you avoid getting caught up in the thick grass and ensure a solid strike.

Additionally, it’s important to use the right club for the shot. A higher lofted club, such as a sand wedge or lob wedge, can help you get the ball up quickly and out of the rough. The extra loft will help you clear the grass and land the ball softly on the green.

Finally, practice is key when it comes to hitting pitch shots out of Bermuda rough. Spend time on the practice range working on your technique and getting comfortable with the feel of these shots. The more you practice, the more confident you will become when faced with these challenging lies on the course.

Remember, hitting pitch shots out of Bermuda rough requires a combination of technique, club selection, and practice. By implementing these strategies, you can improve your chances of successfully navigating this challenging aspect of the game.

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