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Tip no. 17 - Getting out of Bunkers
with Pachesham Golf Academy

You've heard on television - most pros would rather be in sand, than on a tight lie on grass around the green. Yet bunkers often strike fear into the heart of high-handicap golfers. Learn these simple tips, then spend some time gaining confidence in your local practice bunker, and banish that fear of the sand forever!

Please note: all lessons refer to right-handed golfers

• If you struggle to get the ball out of bunkers or have difficulty controlling the distance of your bunker shots, there is a good chance your angle of attack into the sand is too steep.

• The tour players have great control out of the bunkers because they come into the ball relatively shallow, and never dig the club head into the sand.

• This is a great drill to improve your angle of attack and give you a shallower swing arc. Lightly put a foot print in the sand and place the ball 2 inches in front of the heel. Set up with the ball slightly ahead of centre and through impact try to remove the footprint with the club head.


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