PGA Tour Professional Jamie Fordyce teaches you how to handle a buried bunker shot when playing onto the green. He recommends getting into a low, wide stance so that you are further over the top of the ball, which will result in a steeper backswing. By hitting just behind the ball and throwing sand onto the green, you eliminate the backspin that you would utilize in a normal greenside bunker shot.
In Practice Range Putting Games, PGA Professionals Bill Forrest and Kevin Weeks demonstrate key drills and games that can help you improve your putting game. In this lesson, Bill demonstrates how to fine tune your tempo and distance control using the ladder drill. He also discusses how every putt is a straight putt, even when it’s on a slope, and gives you a unique drill to practice this concept. Then Kevin covers the three foot putt and shows you how a simple yardstick can serve as a valuable aid on the practice green.Watch Now >>
This video teaches you how to hit better bunker shots and how to make them look easy. An uphill lie or a buried lie in a sand trap may look challenging, but they are actually two of the easiest bunker shots that exist. Former PGA Teacher of the Year Bill Forrest shows you how to successfully hit both of these. Then PGA Professional Kevin Weeks gives you a great option for those long bunker shots. He’ll show you why a pitching wedge can be a safer, easier club selection that will help you find the green from those situations.Watch Now >>
No matter your age or skill level, 65-70% of your shots in a round of golf come within 100 yards of the pin. With a statistic like that, you could say it’s pretty important to hone your skills with the shorter clubs in your hands. For most amateurs, learning how to improve short game swing mechanics just takes repetition and a solid understanding of distance control.Watch Now >>
Challenging yourself through a series of practice games and drills is a great way to improve your bunker play. PGA Instructor Joe Plecker, Jr. and Brandel Chamblee show you three of these, the Penny Drill, Trajectory Drill, and Ladder Drill. Practicing these drills will lead to more consistent ball striking and distance control out of the sand. If you can master these drills, you will be a better bunker player and dramatically increase your odds of getting up and down.Watch Now >>