Good news is you hit a beautiful, high, approach shot; bad news is, it lands in the bunker. And, to make matters worse, when you get to the bunker you find you have a buried lie, probably the ugliest lie we amateurs can have. Now, if you really have no idea what to do, and
Pop quiz! How close to the hole do you think the pros land their approach shots to the green? Well if you guessed 10 to 15 feet, which seems like what we see on TV, you would be way off. Through June 7 2015, Jim Furyk is ranked number 1 with an average proximity to
How many times have you heard it said that the sand bunker shot is one of the easiest shots in golf. Heck, you don’t even have to hit the ball. Well if it’s so easy, why do we always cringe when our approach shot invariably finds the bunker? The truth is most of us are
You are short sided. You try to focus on the flag, but in front of the flag is this humongous bunker. The solution: float your pitch shot over the bunker and close to the hole; or at least on the green; o.k., even the rough will do; but please, NOT short and in the bunker!
According to the PGA Tour Jordan Spieth is currently in the number 1 spot for greens hit in regulation at 77.22%. Steve Bowditch’s 53.8% puts him dead last. A study done in 1990, which is probably still pretty good, says the everyday golfer who shoots an 85 will hit 5 greens in regulation (27.8%) while