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Left-Hand Golf Instructions On Performing Wet-Sand Bunker Shots

Wet sand bunker shots are not some of the easiest to make. It gets worse when the ball gets stuck in the sand. Interestingly enough, most people do not really know this, but wet sand apparently can help you increase your chances of success. In the event that the bunker has been hardened as a result of irrigation or rain, when you hit the ball off of it, the ball makes more spins at the point of impact, which makes it easier for it to stop faster as it lands on the course.

When the bunker is wet, the goal is to make sure that you get as little sand as you can than you normally do. To do this, when you are hitting the ball, try and dig in steep just behind the ball, or at least too far. The reason behind this is because if you do that, the sand adds some heaviness which will in essence help in stopping the club.

Here are some tips on how to go about making the wet bunker shots effectively

  • First, make sure that you take a good stance after which you have to dig your feet deep enough to assure you of some stability. Remember that while you are doing this, you should not go too far below the level at which the ball is stuck in the bunker.
  • When you are about to play the ball, make sure that you play it between your right heel and mid stance, or if you are right handed, do the opposite (between your left heel and mid stance)
  • Make sure that you are standing relatively further from the ball than you would do when you are hitting it in normal situations. This is important so that you are able to get a shallow swing on the ball just before you hit it, and to get a very good impact.
  • When you are aiming for the ball, make sure that you hit it at least an inch behind the ball. Normally you would hit the ball around 2 inches behind the ball, but these are dire circumstances, so things have to change. At the same time, do not reduce the acceleration of the club before you hit it. The speed with which the stroke comes should proceed all the way through impact for you to make it right.