Hit It Clean Out Of Fairway Bunkers

Copy what good players do out of fairway bunkers.

Released on 5/12/2016

Transcript

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If you're having problems out of fairway bunkers,
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I'm gonna show you a four step plan how to hit them solidly.
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A lot of golfers really struggle out of fairway bunkers.
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Certainly, you've got to make sure you've got enough club
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to get over the lip, but there is a certain force,
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as far as your technique is concerned,
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that can really help you.
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So with that, there's four thoughts.
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So, we're gonna show you here now.
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First thing, what you wanna do,
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you wanna bury your feet in the sand.
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So important to get good balance
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from a soft surface like this.
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And you actually wanna roll your feet inwards slightly.
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This really helps you to keep your
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weight in between your ankles.
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So you can see, I'm not building a stance,
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but I'm rolling my feet in.
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The second thing is, you wanna choke down on the club,
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maybe about an inch, about the amount of action with
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that you bury your feet into the sand.
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Now from here, I wanna make sure when I set up to it,
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because I wanna make sure I hit the ball first,
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not the sand, I want you to look at the top of the ball,
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or even actually the front side of the ball.
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It just gets your focused on making sure that
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the club makes contact with the ball first.
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And finally, you wanna have a little more
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of a three quarter type swing.
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You don't want too big a swing,
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because it's all about balance in the sand.
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So a three quarter swing will actually help you to do that.
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So get yourself set in the sand.
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Roll the feet in, choke down about an inch or so.
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Look at the top or the front of the ball,
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and a nice smooth three quarter swing,
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and you should hit the ball solidly.
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(golf club swishes)
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Follow those four steps,
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you'll have no problems out of fairway bunkers.
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