My tee game doesn't put me in the fairway often enough. But even with improvement there I figure I'll still be in the rough quite a bit (even pros only hit what...70-75% of fairways?). But one of my biggest problems is I have major trouble recovering from the rough. I seem to hit behind the ball and lose all clubhead speed in the grass before the ball gets hit. I usually don't take a divot either. I take a 6 iron out of the rough and often times might advance it 100 or so yards but that's about it. I need to figure out how I can stop "advancing" it out of the rough and turn it into nothing more than a slightly more difficult approach shot. Yesterday I was in the rough on an uphill par 5, do not remember the distance I had (somewhere maybe in the 140 range?). I hit as solid a golf shot from the rough as I have ever hit with my 7 iron up to the green. I could tell I caught all of the ball before touching anything else. I want more of that! Any drills, tips, advice? Am I "sweeping" when it's in the rough... should I be attacking the ball like I would from the fairway?
Just in case anyone is wondering, on my good days I shoot right around 90... so no, I am not very good. But I am not god awful either. I'm a bogey golfer who can usually put together a good stretch of 5-6 holes during a given round of even par golf.