Wetherby Golf Club’s Mark Daubney hosts the latest of his golf tips and shows golfers how to play out of the sand.
This week, Mark says: “Most people fear going in a bunker but it is actually one of the easiest shots in golf to be competent at.
“A golf ball goes a long way because it and the club are hard, learn to hit the sand behind and under the ball and you place a soft cushion between the two hard surfaces resulting in the ball not going overly far.
“If you then make sure you follow through the ball has to come out on the bed of sand so, it has to come out but can’t go far. Voila, you have the perfect greenside bunker shot.”
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Week one: Posture is king
Week two: The art of good practice
Week three: Putting distance control
Week four: Putting direction
Week five: Crisp chipping
Week six: How to really improve at golf
Week seven: Importance of the right arm
Week eight: Controlling chipping
Week nine: Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
Week ten: Equipment doesn’t just mean your clubs
Week eleven: Chipping ‘over’ a bunker
Week twelve: Reading the green
Week thirteen: What drive should I be using
Week fourteen: Hitting crisp irons
Week fifteen: Keeping your head down
Week sixteen: How to get into golf
Week seventeen Hitting crisp irons