PRAC­TICE WITH ONE HAND

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

A lot of what I teach in the bunkers comes from my dad, who de­vel­oped a great sys­tem for sand play. It’s based on the bot­tom hand – the right hand for right­ies – “throw­ing” the club into the sand be­hind the ball. This throw­ing mo­tion max­imises loft and ex­poses the club’s bounce for a skim­ming ac­tion.

Hit some sand shots right-hand only. Feel like you’re re­ally un­load­ing the club with that hand so the shaft leans away from the tar­get at im­pact Let your arm straighten and wrist un­hinge. Af­ter a while, add your left hand but keep that right-hand re­lease.

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