Learn to Hit the Ball Out the Bunker

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Since: Dec 12

Cairo, Egypt

#1 Dec 18, 2012
Many amateur golfers find getting out of a bunker to be the hardest thing to do. Actually, it's pretty easy. Getting your ball out is another matter, but with a little knowledge and a little practice, even that's not hard.

Getting out of the sand can be a daunting task and choosing the correct club plays a key part in achieving this. As the name suggests the sand wedge is your usually the best club to use when your in the sand. Not only is the sand wedge the most lofted club in your golf bag, it is also specifically designed to cut through the sand with ease.

For usual sand bunkers, your golf clubhead of best golf clubs must bounce off the sand rather than digging it. I categorized the bunker as usual, because there are other complex types of wet or shallow sand bunkers too. With these types you need to be careful and reverse your strategy, you need reframe your clubhead from bouncing off the sand. Otherwise, your ball may never get out of the sand trap.

Very few if any golfers get flustered or nervous when hitting a 20-30 yard approach shot from the fairway or the rough, yet when faced with an approach from a bunker at the same or even a smaller difference they immediately write it off as something they can't do. This mindset makes failure almost inevitable. You must train yourself to feel just as comfortable getting into the sand as you are when hitting just another approach from the fairway. This will come by focusing on controlling your thoughts once you've hit into a bunker and when hitting out of a one as well as by learning certain golf instructions that with a bit of practice will have you viewing a bunker shot as just another shot. Just as there were certain golf tips for beginners you sought out for your drives and iron shots when you first started golfing, there are certain golf swing mechanics you must learn in order to have a proper golf swing for maximum results in the sand.

Your hit must be accompanied with two other important things; first is the required power and the other is the use of right club from taylormade r11 for sale online store. If both these factors are insufficient, your ball may simply hit the side of the bunker and roll back to you. That's frustrating enough. You shouldn't also utilize all your power to deal with the sand rather than the ball. You need to carry along with the ball. Otherwise, all you will be able to see coming out of the bunker will be sand and the ball staying at the same point.

You can be fairly firm with the explosion shot. You'll be surprised at how hard you can hit it with taylor made burner 2.0, which means you can create a little bit more spin on the ball. If the sand is the right texture and is not too heavy and gritty, you will find you will get a little bit of stop on the ball especially if you hit the ball fairly hard. If you play somewhere where the sand is fine this can happen. If you play somewhere where the sand is very heavy and gritty - maybe because it's a windy place and they don't want the sand to blow out of the bunkers - then you tend to find you don't really get too much spin on the ball. Obviously wet sand won't spin either.

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