Episode 6: Loft & Low

Sand haters, rejoice: Jeff Ritter offers a simple solution for getting out of the bunker with ease.

Released on 5/2/2016

Credits

Featuring: Jeff Ritter
Director: Bret Kalmbach
Producer: Apairus Company

Transcript

00:00
(rock cello music)
00:07
(golf swings)
00:21
If you want to be great out of the sand,
00:23
the secret is to strike a little behind the ball
00:25
while maintaining the loft and balance on the club base.
00:28
Set up with your weight firmly on your front foot
00:30
and the ball slightly forward.
00:32
Open the club face so the scoring lines
00:34
point somewhere between the toe and heel of your shoe.
00:37
As you smack through the sand,
00:39
think of swinging your arms and club
00:40
low and around to the finish,
00:42
while your back palm stays facing up to the sky.
00:45
This low follow-through creates a consistent contact point,
00:48
while keeping the palm up maintains a loft and balance
00:50
to easily pop the ball out with a nice shallow cut of sand.
00:54
When you get it right, man, these bunker shots
00:56
are a lot of fun.
00:58
On the course, think loft and low.
00:59
You'll be hitting high, soft spinners right to the cup.
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