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How to play the soft-land­ing plugged bunker shot.

When your ball fails to es­cape its own im­pact crater in the sand, there ap­pears to be only one op­tion – hood the face and chop down be­hind it, tak­ing half the bunker with you. While you can get the ball out this way, the de­lofted face and down­ward at­tack an­gle see the ball shoot out low and run­ning, with lit­tle or no con­trol. That’s of lim­ited use to you when you need height to es­cape the lip, or when the pin is cut close to you. But there is a way of play­ing the plugged bunker shot that sees the ball rise quickly and land softly. Here’s how you do it.

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