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Blast Your Way to Better Scores


By Kelly Cimino, Poppy Hills Assistant Head Golf Professional Summertime at the beach—there is no better time to practice your sand shot.


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In golf it is important


Setting up correctly is half the battle to getting out of the bunker. Line up to the target as you would to hit a 100-yard shot. Next open your feet 45 degrees left, and open the clubface so that the grooves


are facing the target. TIP


The key is to swing down your body line,


or where your feet, shoulders and hips are aligned. The clubhead also swings down that line but with an open face allowing the ball to go to the target.


to follow the fundamentals but to be creative at the same time. Don’t be afraid to experiment by opening the clubface and your feet to see what it does to the ball. Just remember, the more you open the club- face, the more you have to open your feet.


Make sure to dig your feet into the sand for better stability and to place 60 percent of your weight on the forward foot. Keep your feet and lower legs steady through the shot.


66 / NCGA.ORG / SUMMER 2012


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