Plugged in Bunker Lip

Produced by SERVPRO® with Golf Digest | Keep the club face square to punch up and out of a front bunker like it never even happened.

Released on 3/20/2019

Transcript

00:00
[energetic electronic rock music]
00:04
Golf is easy when it's on the range.
00:06
The lies are perfect and even when you do mess up,
00:08
there's an entire bucket of balls to do it over.
00:10
But on the course, it's about how well you avoid disaster
00:14
and how well you recover when you do find trouble.
00:17
In season two of this video series with Servpro,
00:19
I'm gonna show you how to clean up
00:21
some of the game's biggest messes that can wreck your score
00:23
like it never even happened.
00:34
[upbeat rock music]
00:43
Generally, when you miss the green
00:44
by just a few yards, everything's fine.
00:47
But every once in a while, disaster happens.
00:49
There's nothing more deflating
00:50
than walking up to see your shot
00:52
and it's plugged under the front lip of the bunker.
00:54
And this becomes frustrating for a couple reasons.
00:57
Number one, it seems like an impossible shot.
01:00
And number two, a possible easy par or bogey has just left.
01:04
So, I wanna show you how to hit this shot.
01:06
The first thing you have to do
01:08
is we're gonna have to try to get a stable stance here.
01:10
So, as I take my step in this bunker,
01:12
I may need to move my foot up and down a few times
01:14
and really get a good base in this bunker.
01:17
The second thing, I'm gonna have to address
01:19
whether I want the face of this sand wedge
01:21
a little open or a little closed.
01:23
If I got a little more lip in front of me, I might open it.
01:26
But because I don't here,
01:27
I might keep it a little more square
01:28
because that's gonna help this
01:29
be a little bit more of a digger.
01:31
So, I'm gonna set up, get this face a little more square,
01:35
and then the next thing is I have to accept two things.
01:38
Number one, I have to accept that I can swing really hard,
01:41
and I have to accept that my club could run into this lip
01:44
and be okay with it.
01:45
So, once I get my setup,
01:47
I'm gonna get that face nice and square,
01:49
I'm gonna make a nice rip at it,
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I'm gonna trust that it can go into the lip,
01:52
and hit this shot.
01:58
If I can do those couple things,
01:59
I'll be able to escape this situation
02:01
like it never even happened.
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