Made famous by Phil Mickleson, there is no doubt that when executed correctly the flop shot is one of most spectacular in golf.
Contrary to what many club players often believe it is not a shot that the top professionals will attempt unless there are no other options available due to the small margins for error involved.
However if you do find yourself faced with a similar dilemma and requiring to hit the ball over something like a bunker with little green to work with, understanding how to approach and play this exciting shot is vital.
* Begin by adding loft to your most lofted wedge by rotating the face so it points to the sky and the back of the club is closer to the ground
* Position the ball further forward in the stance, which should be wider than normal, and turn your left foot and knee out more than usual
* The shaft will now be vertical or even leaning back a little, it will also be sitting slightly flatter to the ground
* These adjustments will ensure a shallow angle of attack and more loft at impact, the ingredients required to hit the ball higher
* It is important therefore to trust this and ensure there is enough speed created during the swing
* Do this by making a longer almost lazy motion hinging the club up more on the backswing then swinging through to a full finish where your weight will be on your left side.