- The Hands-Free Lob
I learned this shot from Phil Mickelson. It's perfect for getting to a tight pin without taking as much risk as you do with a long, wristy lob. I play the ball just forward of center (bottom photo), with my hands even with the ball. I lay open the face of my 60-degree, then swing halfway back, keeping my wrists pretty firm. Coming down, I think about cutting the legs out from under the ball with a shallow, skimming strike. With less wrist hinge than the full-swing lob, it's easier to control distance.