When faced with a ball above your feet in a greenside sand trap, a common miss is to hit too far behind the ball and leave the ball in the bunker. Here’s what I think about when I hit this shot:
At address, I choke down on the grip and stand tall with a little less knee flex than I would normally use out of a greenside bunker. Also, I aim a little right because the ball will come out left of where I aim.
Next time you are faced with this lie, just remember these fundamentals:
2. Set up with a more upright spine angle than normal.
3. Stay tall and accelerate to the finish.
Have fun practicing this shot: Having the ability to confidently swing out of this lie in a greenside bunker could save you a shot or two in your next round!
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