In this free video lesson, Mark Wilson of the PGA Rules Committee explains what happens when you or your partner grounds the club in the sand after failing to exit a bunker during alternating shot match play. According to Rule 29, this is a penalty, and thus disqualifies a player (you and the rest of your team) from the remainder of that hole. It’s an unfortunate incident, but the rules are the rules; be cautious next time you find your team finds itself stuck in the sand!
In Proper Bunker Techniques, PGA Professionals Bill Forrest and Kevin Weeks demonstrate several practical techniques for improving your bunker play. In this lesson you will learn how to correctly set your feet and position your weight so that your club head properly strikes the ball. Also included is a practical demonstration of how to vary your shot set up and swing plane in order to hit a successful bunker shot in various sand conditions.Watch Now >>
One of the most useful shots in golf is the knockdown shot. This shot is perfect for accessing tough pin locations, hitting shots under the wind or getting out of the trees. Brandel Chamblee and former PGA Teacher of the Year Bill Forrest show you what you can do in your set-up and swing to consistently hit this shot with success. Practice the knockdown shot and you will have a greater ability to shape your shots, control your trajectory and increase your accuracy.Watch Now >>
In most cases, rescue clubs are more forgiving and easier to hit than a long iron. But, that doesn’t mean that they are the right choice every time. PGA Professional Eric Johnson explains why it is important to consider all course conditions before choosing what club to use on a particular shot. Sometimes hitting the shot you need may mean using the club that is harder to hit.Watch Now >>
In this video, you’ll see two great options to use if you find your ball lying up against the collar. First Brandel Chamblee shows you how to play the belly wedge by striking the center of the ball with the sole of the wedge. Next, PGA Professional Kevin Weeks shows you how hitting the ball with the toe of the putter is a great option because it eliminates resistance to collar grass. Practice these alternative techniques and make a tough situation easier.Watch Now >>