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Golf lesson of the month

24 January 2013

Every month at Caddyshack Rentals we like to take time out to provide our clients and readers with a tip or two for on the golf course. We’ll make pro golfers of you yet!

Today we’re going to look at coping with a fried egg – we’re not talking about a having picnic on the course, but instead the frustrating situation where a shot has gone awry and the ball has found itself buried in the sand bunker, referred to as, a fried egg.

Golf Digests Roger Schiffner talks to Rick Smith who presents a very very effective tip for getting out of that horrible predicament. Rick recommends:

To dislodge the ball, you’re going to need to make a few adjustments from your traditional bunker swing. Take your normal bunker stance, including opening the face of your most-lofted wedge, but instead of having the golf club enter the sand two inches behind the ball and skimming through it to a full finish, leave the clubhead in the sand.

The trick is to make a steep swing that enters the sand just behind the ball with a lot of downward force and no follow-through. This type of swing will thrust the ball out with a whole lot of sand.

Keep in mind the ball will roll more than usual when it lands, so it might be tough to get it close to the hole. But you can’t ask for much else than to be putting after facing this awful lie.

And there you have it. To check out all our previous lessons head back to the blog section here.