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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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Easiest Shot in Golf? It can be
Many PGA Tour pros will tell you in their magazine and TV tips that the bunker shot is the easiest in golf. This is a pretty demoralizing statement when you are having difficulty getting the ball out of the bunker much less near the hole.
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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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Making Bunker Play a Strength of Your Game
Many PGA Tour pros will tell you in their magazine and TV tips that the bunker shot is the easiest in golf. This is a pretty demoralizing statement when you are having difficulty getting the ball out of the bunker much less near the hole.
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Beating the Bunker Blues
In all my years of teaching I have found the Bunker Shot to be the hardest technique to teach. As golfers, we are all trying to hit the golf ball with the best possible contact during practice and play.
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Beat Fairway Bunkers
It is one of the most dreaded shots in golf, but it doesn't have to be: The Fairway Bunker. Here is a quick five step plan to help you out when you find the sand from off the tee. Apply these suggestions and your fairway bunker shots are bound to improve:
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A Line in the Sand
A bunker shot is the only shot in golf where we don't actually hit the golf ball. To improve your bunker play, use this practice drill.
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A Lesson Learned: Hoffman's solid bunker play no fluke
Charley Hoffman's pure ball striking and solid putting certainly were key ingredients to Monday's final-round 62 at the Deutsche Bank Championship. His 11 birdies clearly helped him run away from the field and vault up the FedExCup point list.
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One armed bunker drill
PGA Professional Terry Hertzog gives you a great tip to improve your bunker play.
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The proper bunker stance
PGA Professional Terry Hertzog demonstrates how to get the correct stance when attempting to escape a bunker.
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Longer greenside bunker shot
PGA Professional Bill Murchison instructs you on how to approach a longer greenside bunker shot.
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The long greenside bunker shot
PGA Professional David Hutsell, Director of Instruction at The Elk Ridge Club in Baltimore, MD, goes over the long greenside bunker shot.
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Improve Technique in the Bunker
In the bunker, solid technique will help you get anything out - as PGA Professionals Joseph Hallett and Mark Drenga demonstrate using a variety of items.
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Bunker shots
I get out of soft and fluffy sand very well. However untended and unraked, wet, hard packed sand I tend to blade the ball so my open face, bounce exposed, slide the club under the ball obviously is the wrong technique.
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Perched lie in the bunker
I struggle from bunkers, especially in two cases. If the ball is perched in the sand, and I am green-side, how should I play the ball? I struggle with spin and consistency, and I am wondering if I should pick the ball clean or hit down on it.
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Greenside Bunker Shot
1. Use a sand wedge- it's made for this shot! 2. Line the ball up with the front of your stance. 3. Open the clubface more than you think for fluffy, beach-type sand. 
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Improve your contact out of the fairway bunker
Consistency in your ball striking from a fairway bunker starts with proper club selection and set-up.  It is important to set up with stability, because sand is an unstable environment.  Select the club that has the proper loft for the ball to clear the face of the bunker.  Your
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"The essence of a greenside bunker shot"
A greenside bunker shot is so much easier than most think. It is nothing more than a "fat pitch." In a greenside bunker we want to hit the sand first.
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