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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>