PGA Teacher of the Year Laird Small teaches you how to properly read the rough so that you can make the right decision for playing out onto the fairway or going for the green. Laird gives you a few different examples of difficult lies that don’t allow you to control the ball, and discusses some tips for getting out.
In this video you’ll learn the hinge and pop speciality shot. PGA Professional Rafael Floriana shows you what to do for those times you are up against an obstacle. Typically, you would not be able to swing the club in this position, but with the hing and pop shot you are able to advance the ball and make the most of a tough situation. Learn how to get out of a bad situation with this handy shot!Watch Now >>
PGA Professionals Joe Plecker, Jr. and Matt Kluck teach you the principles needed for more consistent shot patterns when playing specialty shots from a bunker. Matt and Joe demonstrate the techniques used to successfully negotiate out of the bunker in tough situations all golfers face. Matt teaches the principles of the Hook shot, for when you need a lower trajectory with a longer roll out on the green and the Cut shot, for when extra loft and a softer landing are ideal. Joe demonstrates the corrections necessary for bunker play in windy conditions. Different situations and shot challenges require unique set ups. This lesson will teach you the correct stance, grip and weight distribution you need to negotiate difficult bunker shots with confidence.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 >>
For most amateur golfers, the sand trap is perhaps the most frightful place to be on the golf course. The thought of bunkers has been known to send shivers down the spine, especially those tricky lies that seem practically impossible. You know the ones: downhill, uphill, below the feet, buried — the kinds of shotsWatch Now >>