Martin Laird: The Bump-and-Run

A common mistake among amateurs who try to hit bump-and-runs is they play the ball too far forward in their stance. Here's a quick fix from PGA Tour player Martin Laird.

Released on 2/12/2013

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Starring: Martin Laird

Transcript

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I play a lot of pro-ams on the PGA tour
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and one thing I notice is there's a common mistake
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with amateurs trying to hit bump and runs.
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Growing up in Scotland, I use to hit a lot of bump and runs.
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And, let me show you how it should be played properly.
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One mistake I notice is a lot of amateurs play the ball
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too far forward in their stance.
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I have a 7-iron here and I think it's a lot of the time,
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they almost feel like they have
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to add some loft to the shot.
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You still wanna have the ball back in your stance.
00:30
And make sure your hands are a little in front of the ball.
00:33
And even though its a 7-iron, you wanna make sure
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you're hitting down on the ball.
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It's still just gonna pop up.
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You're only trying to throw it a few yards
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before it runs on the green.
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So, you wanna have the ball a little back in your stance,
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your hands forward, and not really any wrist hinge
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in the shot.
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And then when you go, just rock the shoulders.
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