Blasting the Buried Ball

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Duration: 3:57

In this quick video lesson, PGA Professional Dr. Gary Wiren teaches you how to hit buried bunker shots with more confidence by making the right changes to your normal sand swing. When trying to remove a ball that’s submerged in sand, your goal is altogether different than when skimming out a ball that rests on top.

With a normal bunker shot, you should attempt to slice the club face underneath the ball and push enough sand with enough force to carry the ball out. However, with a buried ball, you’re trying to create an explosion of sorts, to generate enough concussion that the ball is forced out of the bunker and toward your target. How do you do that? Follow along with Gary as he shows you the essential tips for buried ball success!