Chuck Cook is a legendary golf coach who has coached many professional golfers to wins on the PGA Tour. The mega high flop shot is not used often, but you better know how to do it right if you are going to do it. Chuck Cook shows us step by step on how to create height and speed for the flop shot.

Cook is a member of GOLF Hall of Fame Teachers and Golf Digest Top Ten Teachers for decades. As a young man he was blessed to have studied under several Golf Digest Professionals, including Bob Toski, Jim Flick, Peter Kostis, Davis Love Jr., Paul Runyan and Jack Lumpkin. In addition, he has taught an array of workshops for the PGA of America with the likes of David Leadbetter, Dr. Gary Wiren, Ed Oldfield, Bill Strausbaugh, Kent Cayce and many others. As a teacher, Cook has the unique opportunity to employ Dave Pelz, Fred Griffin, Dr. Ralph Mann, Dr. Richard Coop, Al Vermeil (Strength Coach for the Chicago Bulls) and Phil Rodgers.

The High Flop Shot Lesson

The first point Chuck Cook focus’ on is that you must have a good lie in order to attempt the flop shot.  You need space under the ball in order to sweep you club head under it.  He then explains opening up the clubface as well as aligning the body in order to gain height and keep the correct direction.  His last point in the lesson is going over speeding the swing up to make up for the height.



The high flop shot is a very specific swing and is not necessary for much of a players game, but it is good to understand how to hit the shot for the times that it is needed.

More about Chuck Cook

It is because of this pedigree that Chuck Cook has had the opportunity to assist students in winning Four U.S. Opens in the 1990’s. In 1996, he was selected the 1996 PGA of America teacher of the year. Become a better golfer and reach your dreams on the golf course.

“My philosophy about teaching golf is pretty simple. I don’t think there is a universal best way to swing club. Rather, everyone has his or her own “unique” way of swinging that club.

I believe that if most instructors were honest, they would admit to having some strong preferences as to what they think are “best” swing styles. I am certainly one of those instructors. However, after teaching golf for over 25 years, I realize that not everyone has the time, talent or desire to change their fundamentals.”

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