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Playing out of a Wet Bunker!

Playing out of a Wet Bunker!

Today is July 31st 2018 and we present Playing out of a Wet Bunker!  Trouble Shot Tuesday #99.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Playing out of a Wet Bunker!

When it rains the water will compact the sand.  So playing out of a wet bunker needs a slightly different technique that a regular bunker shot.

The first thing is the angle of attack.  This is the angle the clubhead comes into the ball.  You do not want a steep angle of attack like you would have in a normal bunker shot.  In order to achieve this, you need very little wrist cock.  You want more rotation with the body, particularly the hips and chest.  Make sure that when you have completed the shot the weight finishes all the way through onto the lead foot and your hips and chest end up facing the target.  You definitely want to use the bounce of the club so I suggest using a lob wedge, as it has less bounce than a sand wedge.  The higher bounce in a sand wedge might cause the club to “skid” into the ball and a skulled shot will result.

Because there is less wrist cock, the swing has to be slightly longer to help generate the clubhead speed needed for the clubhead to get through the sand.  You now have another shot to add to your growing arsenal of short game shots learned at the Mel Sole Golf School daily video blogs!  If you like what you see please give this video a thumbs up and if you would like these delivered to your inbox daily, subscribe to my youtube channel!  Thanks for watching!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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