Baseball Legend Joe Carter: Fixing Your Sand Game

Joe Carter has two World Series under his belt, but the former Blue Jays star needs some help when it comes to his sand game. Hank Haney offers a quick fix to get him out of the sand trap and onto the green.

Released on 4/3/2015

Credits

Starring: Hank Haney and Joe Carter

Shot at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Transcript

00:00
Hi, I'm Hank Haney with another five minute fix.
00:03
(exciting music)
00:07
I'm here with my friend Joe Carter, baseball legend
00:09
and we're gonna work with him in the sand trap.
00:12
(screaming)
00:14
Really?
00:15
(drum music)
00:16
Alright Joe, let's fix your sand game.
00:18
[Joe] Well, it needs a lot of work.
00:20
(guitar music)
00:25
At times I feel like I come across the ball,
00:27
I don't have the really good lie
00:28
as far as the uphill lie so I end up
00:30
hitting behind the ball a lot.
00:31
He'd been taking it way inside
00:33
and then hitting with his shoulders coming down.
00:36
(exciting music)
00:38
The best in the world only gets up and out of
00:40
the bunker 60% of the time.
00:42
To make it work for all shots you would want
00:44
to put the ball just a little forward in your stance,
00:46
try to take the club more in line with your body.
00:49
So if you're body's here,
00:50
you wanna swing the club more in line there.
00:53
When you go in here, then you go this way
00:56
you're hitting a little more with the edge.
00:58
[Joe] With the edge, okay, okay.
00:59
[Hank] But when you swing more like this
01:01
you're hitting more with a bounce.
01:02
That's why you heard that sound.
01:04
A little quickness in the bottom,
01:05
like you're in and out of that sand.
01:09
That was the sound.
01:10
Oh!
01:11
I never hear that thump, and so when I hear it
01:13
it was like wow, okay, now I'm doing it right!
01:16
(guitar music)
01:18
That thump's a good sound.
01:20
(exciting music)
01:22
[Hank] The big key for Joe Carter
01:24
was putting the ball more forward in his stance
01:27
and taking the golf club out more along the line
01:30
of his shoulders.
01:31
I got him to then swing the club
01:32
with his hands and arms down.
01:34
The bottom of the club hits the sand,
01:36
he made the proper sound,
01:37
and he started hitting some great sand shots.
01:39
And I just went through a quick fix
01:40
with Hank Haney and if you want to learn more
01:42
check us out below.
01:44
(guitar music)
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