Smack that fried egg

June 16, 2015 Posted by Matt

Fried egg sand shotA “fried egg” lie is one that has your ball in a crater of sand in a bunker.  A normal bunker shot is a very difficult way to play this lie.  A better way is to smack the sand behind the ball so that it jumps up and out and then onto the green.  Play the ball a little back in your stance with your sand wedge.  Lift the club almost straight up on the backswing and then slam it into the sand right behind the ball.  The sand will act as an explosion that will move the ball forward, up, and out.  Practice this shot before trying it on the course.