Tips on Bunker Play
We have all been there, maybe some golfers more than others during a round of golf, but just when you think you hit the perfect shot and bam! The ball lands heavily in the dreaded, sandy bunker.
Well, any golfer who has played Heather Glen Golf Course in Little River, SC knows while the course is beautiful, she can be mean with the numerous bunkers strategically placed throughout the course. Hence, “The Pot Hole,” hole #4 at Heather Glen, is home to the hazardous bunker named the “Devil’s Mistress.” This bunker is located right in front of the green and is the only one of its kind known in the Carolinas.
If you are like the majority of golfers who usually don’t practice bunker shots alone, here are a few tips to assist you getting your ball out of the sand and on the green:
1. Tread lightly. Golfers need to enter the bunker carefully not to disturb the ball if it has landed awkwardly against the sand.
2. Pick the appropriate club. Beginners may think because the set of golf clubs has a “sand wedge,” that is always the correct club to use to get out of the bunker, but that’s not always the case. Choose a club that will help you go the distance and get on the green.
3. Make sure to set the shot up properly and with proper technique. Generally, golfers want to keep their feet and club parallel to the target while keeping the club square. Make contact on the ball lower than usual to make sure the ball lifts up and out of the sand.
4. And finally, relax! It’s just a game right?
Fore more information on Heather Glen Golf Course or to tackle the Devil’s Mistress, call the Glens Golf Group at 888-999-9520. Or, book a golf lesson with Mike Passmore to learn more golf tips on bunker play.
Posted on July 19, 2012