How to Hit Golf Shots with Trees in the Way
This section covers the shots that you will need to master if you are trying to limit the damage caused by trees standing in the way between your ball and the intended target.
Indeed, finding yourself hindered by trees is going to happen on the golf course and often enough that will reduce your shot making options. But that doesn’t mean you should chip back into the fairway every time.
Specifically, review our tips on how to keep the ball low so that it doesn’t fly into overhanging branches. You will also learn how not to let branches get in the way of your golf swing.
This shot is especially useful when you find yourself into the trees following a wayward golf drive. Indeed, if you hooked the ball from the tee and find yourself blocked by trees you may be able to get the ball back into play and get some distance out of that shot as well.
This shot is particularly useful when you find yourself among trees on the right side of the fairway, with no clear path allowing to hit forward. Rather, with this shot you will be able to hit back into play towards the fairway but contrary to chipping back into play this ball will be able to run towards the green as well, thanks to its fading spin.
Indeed, some golf courses feature tall trees in the fairway, forcing you to be creative on your way to the green. Use the tips for this shot if you need to hit a high ball over a tree.