• PGA 013537f_AV633u_c Sand Shot Success
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    If you’re like most amateur golfers, ending up in a greenside bunker is just about the worst case scenario. “I’ll never make par, now,” you think, and resign yourself to bogie or worse. That attitude stems from a lack of practice. With a few sessions of dedicated sand trap training, you’d realize bunkers aren’t nearly… Read more »

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  • pga-013495f_av623u_c-bunker-drill-for-juniors-premium
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    Bunker shots don’t have to be scary. Most amateurs shake in their boots when they step into a sand trap because they haven’t practiced bunker shots like they have drives and putts. Once you know the proper technique and you’ve trained that technique at the range countless times, you should have no problem with the… Read more »

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  • pga-011929f_av570u_c-rules-of-golf-properly-identifing-your-ball-in-a-bunker-or-water-hazzard-when-needed-free
    1:38

    How do you avoid tacking on a one-stroke penalty? Easy, you follow the rules. Oftentimes it can be difficult to know what exactly the rules dictate in certain scenarios, so it’s important that you do your homework and understand the rules entirely. One of the most important facets of the game that you need to… Read more »

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  • pga-011918f_av559u_c-when-pitching-over-bunker-and-tight-to-pin-use-bounce-premium
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    Although it may look like the preferred choice for most scenarios around the green, the pitch-and-run isn’t always the best solution for getting closest to the pin. Oftentimes, when dealing with a greenside shot, there’ll be some sort of obstacle between your ball and the hole, which rules out a standard low pitch. Whether it’s… Read more »

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  • Feet Outside the Bunker Shot
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    Follow along as Ron Philo Jr. demonstrates tips to tackle a bunker shot where he’s forced to have his feet outside the bunker. In this instance, the ball is in the bunker and well below where he can place his feet. Getting wide and low will help stabilize this kind of shot and help ensure… Read more »

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  • How to Put Spin on a Bunker Shot
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    In this video, Christopher Smith gives you some tips on putting spin on a bunker shot. This is a difficult, risky shot, so he advises to play it only when you absolutely have to. But when the situation arises, these tips can be very effective. The key is to hit relatively close to the ball… Read more »

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  • Recoil Bunker Shot
    1:57

    PGA Professional Eric Hogge teaches you how to safely and effectively get yourself out of a situation where you find your ball up against the edge of a greenside bunker. If you determine that you can actually get the ball out, you should stand with one foot inside the bunker and the other outside, and… Read more »

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  • Buried Bunker Shot
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    PGA Tour Professional Jamie Fordyce teaches you how to handle a buried bunker shot when playing onto the green. He recommends getting into a low, wide stance so that you are further over the top of the ball, which will result in a steeper backswing. By hitting just behind the ball and throwing sand onto… Read more »

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  • Sand Conditions and Multiple Types of Bunker Shots
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    Many amateur golfers tense up when they find themselves stuck in the sand, but we believe they should feel the opposite. With the bunker shot, you have a wider margin for error because you make contact with the sand and not the ball. It’s the sand that propels the ball onto the putting surface, not… Read more »

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