Granted I’ve practiced the lob a lot so I can hit it without fear. You should do likewise. Rehearse it often. Get good at it and you won’t be mad when you miss the green. You’ll relish the chance to pull off a jaw-dropping flop that would make Lefty himself tip his cap.
In the summer of 2011 while filming an instruction segment for Golf Channel I drained a 210-foot putt. Some say it’s the longest holed putt ever captured on video. Was I lucky? No doubt.
If after a few swipes you feel substantial resistance and can’t get the club through the grass with good speed then this isn’t the lie from which to flop. Abort! Hit a safer pitch. (For all of Phil’s thrills he only flops it when he’s comfortable doing so.)