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  1. kantscholar added a post in a topic Sand shots, ball trickles in and is inches from back edge   

    Well, I'm not even looking for a hero shot. I'd be happy with something just to get it on and then 2 putt. If there's little danger in going long, then you might as well try contacting the ball and hoping that you judge it correctly. I just don't see the point in playing the ball backwards unless there's danger long or other problems. But, technique wise, I suppose there's really nothing that can be done.
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  2. kantscholar added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    Sand shots, ball trickles in and is inches from back edge
    Far too frequently on my home course my ball comes to rest in a sand trap against the back edge. The sand is relatively fluffy and so the balls do not always roll down into the flat part of the trap. The sand and back edge are not level--the back edge is usually about an inch or two above the sand level at the back. When the ball comes to rest near the back edge, it's impossible to take my normal sand shot because I have to come down on the ball pretty steeply in order for my club to clear that back edge.

    Is there any intelligent way to play a shot from this kind of lie? When I come down and try to play it like a normal sand shot, I either chunk it into the trap (didn't pull the club up fast enough from the sharp decent) or I catch all ball and send it flying.
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  3. kantscholar added a post in a topic Getting out of deep, fluffy sand   

    To add one more thing. I've been playing the wedges open, but the result hasn't been what I wanted. I'm playing the Ping S Tour wedges (60/56/52) and both the 56 and 52 have 12* of bounce. So I can try the 56 again and open it. What I ended up doing was choking down on the 52* and keeping it neutral at address and just blasting straight through, but that gets inconsistent results.
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  4. kantscholar added a post in a topic Getting out of deep, fluffy sand   

    Thanks, I'll give that a try. This is the first time they've replaced it like this. In the past they'd just add some and then churn it all together. I'm not sure why they didn't do that this time.
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  5. kantscholar added a topic in Instruction and Playing Tips   

    Getting out of deep, fluffy sand
    Hi All,
    My regular course just filled the bunkers with new sand. It's deep and incredibly fluffy--think like stepping on to the beach. Everyone seems to be complaining about it and the greenskeeper says that, eventually, it will compact and be of the appropriate consistency. Until then... how do I get out of it? I've tried everything I can think of and I can't get a consistent result. I'm usually pretty good out of the sand, but this has me at a loss. Any suggestions?
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