Mark Wilson of the PGA Rules Committee discusses some of the most prevalent examples of Rule 13 in the players’ rulebook, which states that a golfer should play their ball as it lies. He talks about a few different scenarios, including approaching a ball that lies in a fairway divot, taking practice swings at a ball that lies in tall grass, and testing the condition of a bunker in preparation for a shot.
Properly assessing your lie and shot selection before hitting out of a bunker is a critical step if you want to be a better player. Instructor Matt Kluck explains why it is important to focus on matching your abilities to the shot you choose. Matt walks you through three different options; the normal shot, the safety shot and the reliable “get-out” shot. He’ll show you how to execute and select the proper equipment for each. Following these tips, you’ll find your play out of the bunker improve in no time.Watch Now >>
Selecting between a putter and a wedge when just off the green can be a difficult choice. In Putting From Off The Green PGA professional Mike Davis discusses the factors that go into making the correct selection for you. In this lesson you will learn what types of lies and distances favor each different club selection. The decision often simply comes down to which shot can be executed more confidently. To help you determine your individual strengths, Mike demonstrates a unique “21” practice drill that will help you determine whether a putter of wedge is the best choice for you.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 >>