In the video below you will notice the ball position is behind my back foot and my hands are well forward. I could have played it back a little more and put the hands more forward.
You MUST hit down on this shot. Any attempt to help it in the air and it won’t work. The object is to pinch the ball between the putter face and ground and get it to squirt out. That will pop it out of a bad lie as in the first shot I hit, or get it to bounce immediately to jump a sprinkler head, bad tuft of grass, etc…as in the second shot. That shot was from an old divot that hadn’t grown in. It was on hard dirt with rough all around it and you can see how easy it was. The third shot shows a closeup of the stance and immediate hinging of the wrists.
You can hit it from almost anywhere. Up against high rough when you are in the fringe, from a bare lie that you can’t get the LW under, or any other shot that makes you nervous. The only two requirements is that the lie is firm under the ball and that you hit straight down on it.
You will find you don’t have to hit it nearly as hard as you think as the ball squirts out quite nicely.