Tip From the Archives

Sandy Hardpan

Problem

The ball landed in the hardpan with a top layer of workable sand.

Cure

Use a club without too much loft, such as a pitching wedge or a 9 iron to help you get the ball out.

Therapy

Set the ball about two inches further back in your stance than usual. Close the clubface by tilting the clubshaft towards the target. This will be handy because it lowers the leading edge of the club. The most important step to this shot is to limit the wrist cock as you take the club back and then bow your leading wrist through impact to help reduce bounce. Focus on trying to make contact with the ball and the at the same time.

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Satchel | 6 years ago, mid-November

Well done arcitle that. I'll make sure to use it wisely.



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