Jeff Ritter: Sand Strong

How to blast it out of bunkers.

Released on 5/22/2014

Transcript

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If you wanna be absolutely great out of the bunker,
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the first thing you have to realize
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is that a lot of your success is right in your setup.
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The next time you go out to practice,
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what I want you to do is focus on two basic things.
00:14
Getting your club into the sand,
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just a little bit behind the ball,
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making sure your club face doesn't dig
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too much into that sand as well.
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So, start of,
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put your ball a little bit forward in your stance.
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Take the club in your right hand,
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open the face a little bit,
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draw the handle away from the target,
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and actually set that shaft
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right on top of your right thigh.
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That's gonna make sure the face is open
00:34
and you've got just a little bit of bounce on the face
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to avoid that club from digging.
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From here, take your lead hand,
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put it on your front leg and push down really hard.
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You're gonna have a lot of weight on that front leg.
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It's gonna level out your shoulders.
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And that basic position
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is gonna make sure that club gets into the sand
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without hitting too far behind the ball.
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Once you get setup from here,
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put your hands together, and you're ready to go.
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The final thing about bunker play
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is to remember that bunker shots are all about attitude.
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Relax.
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Let go.
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Make a confident, upbeat swing that knocks down your target,
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and I guarantee you'll start having so much fun in here
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you might actually start aiming for some of those bunkers.
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