WATCH: Kid pulls off unbelievable flop shot over his dad’s head

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The flop shot is all about getting up and down with precision – and this kid has it all.

His form is good and his execution is even better.

The only note we have is that the swing wasn’t exaggerated like a real show off.

Understated brilliance aside, this is a great golf skill to practice.

However, you might want to get the reps in before attempting this trick skill.

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What is a flop shot?

A flop shot is a strike that sees the ball travel high but not very far and land softly with very little roll. It is usually used when around the green and is especially useful on a sloped putting surface.

This is one area of golf that usually┬árequires a specialised piece of equipment, a lob wedge. Many golfers’ most lofted clubs are sand wedges, which are commonly made with lofts ranging from 54 to 58 degrees. Lob wedges typically have a loft of 60 degrees, although they can be as high as 62 degrees. However, if you cannot get the desired outcome with 60 degrees, you will need to keep practicing.

Of all the shots you might wish to take on the course, the flop is the one you should avoid without practicing. It requires a little skill but more importantly, devotion. Consider a bunker shot, where the most common problem among handicapped players is a lack of follow-through. The golfer understands the need to take sand but does not commit to swinging hard through the stroke. Almost undoubtedly, this is because of their fear of missing the shot and seeing the ball scurry over the green. The same negative mentality might impact folks who try the lob shot since it requires a comparable level of dedication.

The golfer understands that they need as much loft on the club as possible, thus they want to open the club face. Grip a wedge and, right-handed golfers, turn your hands to the right. This widens the clubface and enhances the loft. Many golfers, however, position the club behind the golf ball, hold it normally, and then rotate their hands. Unfortunately, during the downswing, their hands will instinctively revert to the address position, resetting the clubface to its original neutral or even closed position. Instead, put the clubhead behind the ball and twist it into an open position before gripping it.

Keep practising that flop shot and soon you will have a weapon on the course.

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