Charlie’s Travels: Conquering the Deep Bermudagrass Lie at Barefoot-Fazio’s 16th Green’s Charlie Rymer is making the rounds in 2023 – playing courses up and down the Grand Strand, showcasing their memorable holes and even offering some playing advice for the next time you encounter them in your travels. In this video, Charlie’s playing the par-3 16th hole at the Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf, and demonstrating how best to attack the greenside lie here that finds itself buried in the Bermudagrass rough.



Charlie Rymer:

I missed this 16th green to the left, and my ball is nestled down in the bottom of this grass, and we’ve got a ton of Bermudagrass here in the Lowcountry. If you’re coming here from Canada or the Northeast or the upper Midwest, you never see Bermudagrass. And I can tell you what, if you don’t have the right technique, it’s going to be really, really frustrating.

A lot of times, people will try and play it back in their stance. They won’t have enough loft. That’s not going to work at all. So it’s all about the technique. I’m going to put this ball up in my stance, I’m going to open the club face just a little bit, and I’m going to blast it just like I would a bunker shot, intentionally hit it fat.

If I do it right, the ball will pop straight up in there. It’s not going to have any spin, and it’ll roll just like a putt. Got to be really aggressive with this to get that club through this high grass. That’ll work!