So you're 5 feet from the hole, but your ball is buried in "US Open Approved" LONG grass. Sort of like a bird's nest. Phil Mickelson would try a fancy flop shot and, possibly get it those 5 feet. Phil, if you're reading this, go for it!

However, if you're not Phil Mickelson, here's a tip I picked up from Ken Venturi that works every time. I guess you could call it a "modified flop." Actually, it's an unusual chip.

Take a look. It's a little bit of Venturi magic.

-- Steve

P.S. Just waiting to flip the switch on my new book, The Mirror Image Golf Swing! My IT team is working furiously to make that happen. We'll let you know the moment it's available. Thanks to everyone for your interest.