I practice this shot on occassions. As posted above, it's a usefull shot to get the ball out of thicker rough to a more playable ball position. It matters little how far the ball goes, just as long as the ball is in a better position for the next shot.
I tend to use my sw most of the time. With a steeper, more verticle chopping motion, the club head will be less effected by the taller grass on it's way down to the ball.
It's a shot saver when done correctly.
Well, I'm all over the place now. This past weeks scores:
1/13 - 77, 1/15 - 81, 1/16 - 82, 1/17 - 76, 1/18 - 80
This week temps in the high 30's to low 40's until Thursday, so I'm not playing until then. No reason to freeze when it's back to the 60's - 70's in a few days.