The Sand Man

Amateurs like Kevin sometimes need a couple of tries to get out of the sand (no matter what they claim). Butch and Rickie offer tips to help.
Presented By Farmers Insurance

Released on 7/7/2017

Credits

Starring: Butch Harmon and Rickie Fowler

Transcript

00:00
You gotta be k--
00:03
That's how we're gonna play?
00:04
Alright.
00:05
Oh no!
00:06
(playful music)
00:13
(fast paced rock music)
00:15
Yeah, maybe we should go help him out.
00:16
Yeah, no kidding.
00:17
(rock music)
00:23
Guys!
00:23
Oh guys!
00:25
Guys!
00:26
(playful music)
00:29
Nice shot.
00:32
Oh, yeah. Yeah!
00:33
Pretty much perfection.
00:35
Yeah, it was pretty perfect.
00:38
That's pretty bogus.
00:39
That's how you play your bunker shots?
00:40
Pretty much, nowadays.
00:42
Yeah, let's go.
00:44
We're gonna keep this between ourselves, right guys?
00:47
Well you have experience on your bunker game, Rickie.
00:49
And this year at Augusta you made a really good shot
00:51
on the second hole for an eagle.
00:53
That was a tough shot.
00:54
The most common fault we see,
00:55
and you see this in pro-ams all the time,
00:57
is that people will take their grip,
00:59
then they open the club face up.
01:00
Then it's going to return to how they open it.
01:03
So you set it open first, don't you?
01:05
The bottom of the club is what you wanna use.
01:07
When you hit it square, this right here is gonna wanna dig.
01:09
So, if you have it this way, that's gonna plane out
01:12
and allow you to get the ball out of the sand.
01:15
The ball forward's important
01:16
because you're gonna hit a couple inches behind this ball.
01:18
And if you have the ball in the middle of your stance,
01:20
then you gotta shaft lean and you're gonna dig.
01:22
That's where, yeah, that's where you're gonna be this way.
01:23
Now for one like this with a high lift,
01:25
you open it up a little more
01:26
going back on the back swing, too?
01:28
Yeah, and that's one thing that
01:29
you and I have worked on quite a bit.
01:31
You almost wanna feel, like, the form or the toe
01:33
rotates open a little bit.
01:35
And then one thing I focus on after that, a lot,
01:37
is feeling like I release the face
01:40
and make sure it's always pointing up.
01:42
Knock it in.
01:43
(fast paced rock music)
01:48
And there's your par.
01:50
Guys!
01:51
Oh, what a day, huh?
01:52
Yeah.
01:53
You know, I was figuring, you could delete that photo.
01:55
No chance.
01:56
I already posted it, bud.
02:01
How many followers do you have again?
02:04
Aw!
02:05
Ugh!
02:06
(playful music)
02:09
I'm a respected citizen!
02:12
I got to quit!
02:12
I'm under 4 par!
02:15
Guys!
02:16
(playful music)
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