The Golf Swing

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Monday, February 14, 2005

Sand Play - The Long Sand Shot

You're in the sand with a decent lie. However you have 40 yards to the pin and have to get up over the lip of the trap. What do you do?

Here's what I do. I hit an 8 iron instead of the sand wedge. 40 yards with a sand wedge from the trap is a long way and would require a real good hard swing at the ball. I like to keep my swing consistent so I'll grab the 8 iron and take a normal swing at the ball but I'll let the club enter the sand a little farther back than I would if I was hitting the sand wedge.

Hitting further back behind the ball will allow you some leeway if you make a mistake because your ball won't travel as far and you'll be less likely to hit it over the green. Give this method a try you'll be surprised with the results. Vary the club you use as the distance from the pin increases and as your lie dictates.


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