The Tough Fairway Bunker

You’re in a fairway bunker with a huge lip in front of you. Jason Birnbaum shows you how to handle the difficult shot so you can get back on the green.

Released on 5/5/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Birnbaum

Transcript

00:00
I'm 170 yards out from the middle of the green
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in a fairway bunker, usually a pretty straight-forward shot,
00:06
but right now I've gotta contend with this huge lip.
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00:19
I'm hitting six iron which is the right club
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for the yardage, but not sure it's enough to clear that lip.
00:24
To hit this shot, I'm not going to dig my feet in too much.
00:27
It's gonna feel like I'm just barely on top of the sand.
00:30
Gonna purposely release the club a little early
00:32
and let the club head get in front of your hands at impact.
00:35
That will give you the best chance of catching all ball
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and missing the sand.
00:44
By setting up with my feet barely in the sand
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and let the club head get in front of your hands at impact,
00:49
that will give you the best chance of catching all ball
00:51
and missing the sand.
00:59
Don't let the lip scare you.
01:00
Stay aggressive and you'll be out of this mess every time.
01:06
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