My four keys for knocking it on the green
arking your tee shot in the sand on a par 4 or par 5 doesn’t have to sentence you to a bogey or worse. You can execute fairway-bunker shots with consistency if you focus on stability at address and control during the swing. There’s one overriding swing thought you should use: Hit the ball solidly. Follow these four steps to set up success in the sand.
PDavid Leadbetter 1.
Twisting your feet a little into the sand will give you a good, solid foundation over the ball. Also, roll your ankles inward slightly. This will prevent you from swaying during the swing. These adjustments help facilitate solid contact.
Holding the club about 2-3 centimetres shorter makes up for the amount you dug your feet into the sand. If you don’t do that, you risk hitting behind the ball – the biggest mistake you can make in a fairway bunker.