• Uphill, Downhill and Sidehill Lies
    7:20

    Uphill, downhill and sidehill lies in a bunker can be some of the most challenging shots in golf. Brandle Chamblee along with PGA Instructors Joe Plecker, Jr. and Matt Kluck will demontrate how to navigate them. If you find yourself with one of these lies, there are several factors you need to consider in order to achieve success with some consistency. First, Brandel shows you what to do, and what not to do, if faced with an uphill lie. Next, Joe explains a series of specific set-up fundamentals you should follow when hitting from a downhill lie. Finally, Matt stresses the importance of spreading your feet out when faced with a shot where the ball is below your feet. Incorporate these simple tips and find more success with those challenging lies in the sand.

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  • Fairway Bunker Strategies
    4:27

    PGA Instructor Joe Plecker, Jr. shares with you fairway bunker strategies that can dramatically improve your game. Your strategy changes when you are in a fairway bunker and Joe walks you through a series of set-up features that are important to follow. You’ll see why you should play the ball in the center of your stance with your body aligned square to the target and why you should always choke down on the grip when hitting a fairway bunker shot. Follow his tips and see the positive results in no-time.

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  • Specialty Shots
    7:05

    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.

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  • Bunker Rules
    3:17

    In Bunker Rules, PGA professional Joe Plecker Jr addresses many of the common questions regarding bunker play. In this lesson Joe covers the rules you need to be aware of in order to properly identify your ball and set up for your shot. You will also learn what the rules say about dealing with a bunker rake that may be interfering with the lie of your ball. Knowing the rules of the bunker will give you the confidence to deal with these situations in accordance with the rules of the game.

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  • Practice Games
    4:07

    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.

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  • Ball Striking and Trajectory
    14:46

    Better ball control in golf is simply a matter of practice–hitting shot after shot with every club in a variety of situations to improve your swing and become a more versatile player. The golfers who have the best control over their golf ball are the ones who are relaxed and focused only on their swing

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  • Fairway, Waste, Long and Specialty Bunker Shots
    19:52

    In this video you’ll learn how to play fairway, waste, long and specialty bunker shots. PGA professionals Joe Plecker Jr., Rick Martino, and Matt Kluck teach you how to play each of these tough bunker shots. They show you the best ball position, swing angle and club face position for each. You’ll learn how to

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  • bunker shot tips
    17:28

    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 shots

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  • hitting down on the golf ball
    18:24

    No two consecutive golf shots are exactly the same. Line of sight, footing, lie and numerous other variables will affect the way you address and attack your golf ball each and every shot. Certain shots require a change of weight distribution, others a fragmented swing. And then there are those shots that demand hitting down

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