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Ball on the Edge of the Bunker. Pay attention!

Ball on the Edge of the Bunker. Pay attention!

This is September 2018 and we present Ball on the Edge of the Bunker.  Pay attention!  A Monthly Golf Tip 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 IslandPawleys

Ball on the Edge of the Bunker.  Pay attention!

About two weeks ago while I was watching the D+D Masters in Prague, Czech Republic.  I saw Padraig Harrington have a similar lie to what we are discussing right here.  I noticed as he set up to the ball that his club was close to the ground and I said to my wife that I thought he was going to hit this shot fat.  Well, he did just that and my wife asked how I knew?  Easy, I said, he had the club bottomed out in the wrong place.  When the ball is higher than the ground you are standing on, unless you grip the club short, you are going to hit it fat.  Secondly, because the ball was above his back foot, he needed to hit up on the ball, losing some distance.

The Method.

Make sure when the all is in this situation that 1. You grip the club at least 1″ short, maybe slightly more. To counter that, you need to take one extra club. And 2. Because you are hitting up on the ball take one more club. So a total of two extra clubs to pull this shot off successfully.

By paying attention to these two factors, you will hit a successful shot the next time you face this shot!

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Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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