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David Leadbetter's Keys to Getting Out of the Bunker

Golf Digest instructor David Leadbetter gets in the bunker to show you how to get out.

Released on 10/10/2018

Transcript

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Well I'm gonna help you look good out of the bunkers.
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Many people do look very, very bad in bunkers.
00:05
And it's just, you've gotta follow some simple technique.
00:08
First of all, remember we're not trying to actually
00:10
hit the ball first, we're trying to hit the sand
00:12
and the ball rides out on the sand.
00:14
So open the club face a few degrees
00:17
and then take your grip, that's important.
00:19
Aim a little to the left and bury
00:21
your feet in for good balance.
00:23
And the big thing is make a full swing.
00:25
Most people are scared they're gonna hit the ball too far
00:27
so as a consequence, they have this
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little short swing and are very jerky.
00:31
You wanna full swing in the bunker.
00:33
'Cause remember when you make contact with the sand,
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that takes all the speed out of the club head.
00:37
So remember big full swing and we're gonna aim
00:40
a couple inches behind the ball, nice full swing,
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take a little sand and let's see what happens.
00:55
Follow those simple rules,
00:56
you're gonna look good out of bunkers.
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