Rickie Fowler on How To Skip a Shot Across Water

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Produced by Golf Digest for Farmers Insurance. Use these simple tips from Rickie and Butch to skip it over water and impress your friends.

Transcript
[Butch Harmon] How far ya got, Rick?
[Rickie Fowler] .
What do ya got?
I got a little wedge.
How about we hit a four iron?
(lighthearted playful music)
You mean skip it?
Yeah, you’ve had the experience at that.
I got that shot.
(fast paced, rhythmic rock music)
[Butch] Rickie, this shot,
I see you guys do it at Agusta every year,
and the fans just go crazy.
[Rickie] They go crazy for the good shots and
they also boo you when you don’t get it on dry land.
(Laughs) You don’t get booed on a golf course very often.
For the people watching this, lets go through
and explain to them if they have to
hit a shot like this, what you would do.
I’d play it middle, to a little back of middle,
a little open stance which helps me get through the ball.
I feel like my weight’s more on my front foot
just so it makes it easier to get level with the ground.
Swing wise, do you try and swing down the slope?
If I’m able to stay level, that allows me to get
into my left side and get the ball starting down and low.
Do you pick a spot in the water where you think you
need to land it to get the skip going?
I’m picking a spot kinda , yards out.
It all works out, it comes out perfect.
Alright, let’s see what you got.
(dramatic impact)
You have hit that before, you do have experience at this.
Plenty. Hit the spot. Shot turned out great,
maybe we can use that in the future.
I like it.
Yeah, it’s your turn now.
Uh no, I’m going to hit the wedge.
What do you mean, I just hit the four?
I don’t know why you’d ever try a shot,
skipping it on the water when you can hit a wedge.
Well, I thought we were going skipping, but…
Yeah, uh-huh. I got all your stuff,
a little wider stance, swing down the slope.
Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.

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