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Been getting better from the sand this past month. My technique is
1) squat down and have my handle point somewhere between my belly button and zipper
2) dig my feet in and I like my hands so the vs point midsection and not too far pass my right thigh or hip
3) like to keep the blade open for standard floater type sand shot. If I want some roll I will square up the blade and put my hands closer together. Handle points to a bit right of midline. Vs parallel more weight on my forward foot
post #111 of 112

Interesting. Do you see a difference in a fried egg than you do a buried lie? To me, buried is plugged where fried egg would have pushed a ring of sand around itself and is slightly plugged in the middle. I usually close the clubface and bury the club in the sand behind the ball in either situation. This works great if the pin is on the other side of the green and uphill but not when short sided. I'll definitely have to practice the open cf technique.

 

I came across this thread looking for one on how to play a bunker shot where lip of the bunker is over the top of my head. I'm going to potentially face some of these this weekend. Thoughts?

post #112 of 112

@CarlSpackler

 

I hope that @mvmac will chime in or better, post a video!

 

I find the plugged shots easier than fried egg in terms of the decision on how to play them.  I just dig them out with my 58 expecting the club to bury in the sand.  Distance control is hard, but I do get the ball out of the bunker.  When I try a normal bunker shot with this lie, it will come out low and usually not get out.

 

The fried egg is tough, but I open up the face more and try to play it as a normal bunker shot with the ball at my left heel.  I am not great at bunker distance control, but I have gotten better at getting them out consistently.

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