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Comment from Paul C
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7/22/2014 at 2:59 AM
Good Stuff Martin. The guys in my Saturday morning group refer to me as "Sand Man", because I specialize in my short game, specifically sand play. That is how I do well out of the sand. I let my right hand pass my left hand and the ball comes out without a lot of spin and runs right to the hole. I also think this works for any short shot that requires height and soft landing. Your tips and demo's have made this 60+ guy shoot in the 70's with my best this year (so far) 73. Thanks Martin Paul C. San Antonio, Texas
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Question from David W
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7/22/2014 at 2:20 AM
Thanks Martin. Wonderful as always. Your method works for me (following an earlier top of yours. But when I have a really high lip or longer distance to cover, I ends up sliding or using the right shoulder too much, hitting the ball and flying it away. Any deil or remedy?

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Davidw
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Question from Donald M
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7/22/2014 at 1:34 AM
When I hit with a backward leaning shaft the shaft whacks into my hands unless I swing out to in. Is this a grip problem?
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Question from Anonymous
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7/22/2014 at 12:37 AM
Do you always use a sand wedge near the green for short sand shots, or would you use a lob wedge?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 12:39 AM
I'm using a lob wedge on this shot.
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Comment from Lauren B
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7/21/2014 at 11:14 PM
Cannot wait to try this approach to bunker play. I have been struggling with the open face approach. If this works as well as your approach to chipping did for me, I know I will see improvement in my game. Also, your demeanor and style of coaching are so appealing. Wish I could get some lesson time with you. Thanks for another great one.
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7/22/2014 at 12:40 AM
Lauren, thanks for the kind words. We'll hook up for a lesson one of these days:)
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Question from Ron O
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7/21/2014 at 11:10 PM
I am blind in one eye and have trouble with depth perception. Any suggestions? I have problems because I cannot ground the club.
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Answer from Dakota M
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7/22/2014 at 12:22 AM
Same as me, and it's my left eye 100% blind (I'm right handed) I either hit too fat or too thin..!
Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 12:41 AM
Added challenge! The body is an amazing thing. Keep at it and you'll do great. I've seen blind golfers striker perfect shots.
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Comment from Robert E
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7/21/2014 at 11:00 PM
I see you didn't comment on hand location. Look like you had hands low on the shaft. Why is that important to be part of the process of result sandtrap results?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 12:42 AM
Hi Robert, I do say that my "hands are back," meaning that my hands are centered on my body with the ball forward.
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Question from Alan K
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7/21/2014 at 10:30 PM
What do I search for to see the video on Wet Sand?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 12:48 AM
Good question. I just looked for it and couldn't find it. I think the browse feature is not working...
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Question from blpricejr
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7/21/2014 at 10:20 PM
Martin,
The sand in our bunkers is heavy and I have been guilty of attacking to steep. Short chunkey shots.
Does the butt of the club angled back tend to promote a more shallow angle?
Thanks,
BP
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7/22/2014 at 12:48 AM
Yes, sure does...
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Question from Anonymous
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7/21/2014 at 9:28 PM
Hi Coach, you mentioned to hit 2-3 inches before the ball. Given everything else the same (eg. strength, attack angle), would hitting 2 inch versus 3 inch make a significant difference in distance, or they are about the same?
Secondly, you mentioned putting most of the weight on the left. I've tried to put most of my weight on the right and keep it there throughout the swing, and if I hit well it would still work. Is it something crucial to keep on the left, or any advantage to keep on the left?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 12:53 AM
That is a generality; no big difference in distance. I have no clue how precisely I land behind the ball. I'm sure you could play off your right foot, but it would mean that you would have to play a different ball position. There are a million ways of doing things, but weight forward is a pretty common thing among good players.
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Question from Marcus H
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7/21/2014 at 9:12 PM
Real nice shot. What degree loft are you using?
Question from Michael O
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7/21/2014 at 9:09 PM
Beautifully executed! Question about shaft lean: the low point in any swing has the handle and the clubhead even. When the clubhead passes the hands it begins to move in an upward path. Therefore, in order for the club to go down under the ball in the sand, there has to be enough forward shaft lean to accommodate a club path entering the sand about 2 inches behind the ball and continue to travel downward so that the low point is slightly past the ball. The handle cannot be leaning back at impact or else the club would come up and blade the ball. I agree that the attack angle must be shallow, but the shaft still has to lean forward just a little bit. Isn't this right? Thanks! Michael
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7/22/2014 at 12:59 AM
Hi Michael, great technical explanation. I'm sharing what I feel. In 9/10 situations people have too much shaft lean in bunker shots, so the feeling of the club passing the hands is used successfully with most people.
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Comment from Larry K
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7/21/2014 at 9:03 PM
Great tip Martin! You didn't mention the wonderful "thump" when you strike the sand with this method - really sounds professional ;-)
Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 1:01 AM
Thump, thump, thump!!:)
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Question from Martin L
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7/21/2014 at 8:55 PM
Hi Martin,

I saw you explaining the same thing on your tour- striker video and went out and hit some of the best sand shots of my life - almost holed one! Then I've been hitting the ball so straight recently from tee to green that I've barely been in a trap for the last few rounds! ( the best possible way to deal with the sand!). Yesterday I was in the practice bunker and forgot all about your lesson and automatically opened up the face. On top of that I forgot about the floppy wrists. The result? Every ball flying to the right of the target- quite dramatically! So I am now thinking that having an open face and leading with the hands was the cause of this- am I right?

Thanks

Martin.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 1:03 AM
Hi Martin, yes, that sounds good to me.
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Question from Anonymous
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7/21/2014 at 8:49 PM
If you aren't "shallowing out" the face of the club, how do you control the distance on a sand shot?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 1:04 AM
I swing a little easier for the shorties, and a little fuller for the longer shots.
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Comment from Michael B
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7/21/2014 at 8:48 PM
#freesubscription great tip
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Question from Anonymous
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7/21/2014 at 8:30 PM
Are you striking the sand more toward the heel rather than the middle of the club face?
Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 1:05 AM
I feel like it is the middle of the face, but in actuality, it is likely closer to the heel.
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Comment from Anonymous
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7/21/2014 at 8:27 PM
Amazing to see a good player suggest that open face isn't necessary! I am so frustrated trying to hit shots with open face and digging the hosel in!,,,, can't wait to try this and will look to find the video on how to hit out of hard packed or set sand.
Bob
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Question from Anonymous
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7/21/2014 at 8:21 PM
How far do you hit behind the ball;ie inches?
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Answer from Martin Chuck
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7/22/2014 at 1:06 AM
2-3" ish...
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Comment from Anonymous
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7/21/2014 at 7:35 PM
That's the best bunker advice I've heard for us duffers. I think even I can do that.