Golf Tip – Sand Crater

July 2, 2016 Posted by Matt

Sand craterIf your ball lands in a soft sand crater don’t worry, here is a tip to help you make the best of an unlucky situation.  Many times when you are playing a course with soft, fluffy sand, you will end up with a lie in a bunker where your ball is in a little sand crater.  To play this shot, slightly open the face of your club.  On your backswing, hinge your hands and then come down steeply so you strike the sand on the edge of the crater behind the ball.  You don’t need to follow through.  The sand will lift the ball up and out of the bunker.  The ball should have very little spin and will roll a fair distance.