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How to hit a flop shot out of a bunker
You're in a greenside bunker with not much room to work with. You need to hit a flop shot from the sand, one of the hardest shots in golf. PGA Professional Mitch Lowe shows how to master this high-flying, soft-landing shot.
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Good bunker play
Good bunker players take the same amount of sand every time, no matter how far they're hitting their shot. PGA Professional Mitch Lowe has a drill that'll help you get much more consistent out of the sand.
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Sand shot tips: Improve your bunker game
Hitting a specific spot in the sand with your wedge is the key to a successful bunker shot. PGA Professional Bill Murchison shares a quick tip to help you make sure you hit that spot every time.
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Longer Greenside Bunker Shots: Tips and Strategy
Hitting a longer greenside bunker shot can be tricky and intimidating, but PGA Professional Kellie Stenzel how to easily make some adjustments in your swing to help your chances of success.
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Bunker Shot from Bad, Downhill Lie How To
Bunker shots from bad or awkward stances can cost you valuable strokes, but thankfully PGA Professional Billy Ore has a quick 3-step process for escaping to safety.
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Three fairway bunker golf tips
Hitting from a fairway bunker without the right approach can be a difficult golf shot. PGA Professional Billy Ore offers up some quick and easy instruction for keeping your positive round going.
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Buried Bunker Shot Fried Egg: Easy Golf Instruction
Scared of the dreaded buried 'fried egg' bunker shot? Fear no more, as PGA Professional Kellie Stenzel how to escape in four easy steps.
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Five tips to escape greenside bunkers
We saw an example of beautiful bunker play in the final round of the HSBC Champions by Bubba Watson, who holed out from a bunker near the final green for an eagle and a spot in a playoff.
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When you're buried in a bunker, let the sand do the work
Matt Kuchar was masterful from the bunkers all day Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links, but none better than the shot he holed on No. 18 for the birdie that won the RBC Heritage. Here's the video of Kuchar's tournament-winning shot:
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A Lesson Learned: Bunker shots made easy
Once again, the Northern Trust Open proved to be one of the best stops on the PGA Tour. Bubba Watson had an amazing weekend of golf (final 39 holes with zero bogeys!) and a final round 64 ton win by two. That's strong.
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How to get out of greenside bunkers
Allen Wronowski, PGA Director of Golf at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md., talks about greenside bunkers and gives some tips to improve your bunker game.
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Bunker practice drills: Games to improve sand shots
Middle Atlantic PGA Section Teacher of the Year Joe Plecker and Brandel Chamblee give innovative excercises for you to practice to improve your bunker play.
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How to hit a hook from the sand trap
Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year Matt Kluck instructs how the hook shot is used for more roll and comes out of the bunker lower.
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How to hit an uneven bunker shot
Ron Philo, PGA Director of Instruction at Ron Philo's School of Golf, talks about how get the best result from a shot out of an uneven bunker lie. Philo demonstrates how he goes about finding a stable position to swing from, setting up the stance, choking up on the club and making the proper swing.
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Picking the right golf shot for your game
Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year Matt Kluck instructs on how to match your shot type to your shotmaking abilities. He says to hit one of three types of shots: normal, safety or get-out.
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How to hit long bunker shots
Middle Atlantic PGA Section Teacher of the Year Joe Plecker explains that balance and stability are the keys to hitting long bunker shots. PGA Director of Instruction Rick Martino says to consider using a 9-iron for shots over 15-20 yards, and to use full backswing and body turn.
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A Lesson Learned: Beat a buried lie
For many, lost in the drama of the final hole struggles of Jim Furyk was the incredible up-and-down from Keegan Bradley from that buried lie in the bunker.
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A Lesson Learned: Be aggressive and play the miss in fairway bunkers
Steve Stricker wins the John Deere Classic. This is not a repeat from last year. Or the year before. Congratulations to Stricker for his third straight title - and what a way to do it, back-to-back birdies on the final two holes to storm back and win!
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A Lesson Learned: Imagination out of a bunker
Steve Stricker showed some amazing bunker save skills this past week and that earned him his first Memorial Tournament win.
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Greenside Bunker Shots Made Simple
A greenside bunker shot is the only shot in golf where you are not hitting the golf ball. The club enters the sand before the ball and flies out of the bunker on a cushion of sand. In essence you are simply hitting behind the ball and fatting the shot.
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