Weird Drill For More Sand Saves...

Alright welcome back!

In the last lesson we talked about chipping... and how simple it gets once you have the correct basic technique.

Now you aren't going to turn into the next Seve Ballesteros or Phil Mickelson overnight...

But it's amazing how many strokes you can save with just a few adjustments that eliminate those stubbed, skulled, or chunked chip shots.

And that's what the Short Game Bootcamp is all about!

I also want to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment or shoot me an email... I love hearing from students who try out these simple ideas and see immediate improvements in their game!

Now onto today's lesson...

If there was ever a situation where you could save a few strokes with a few simple adjustments it's in the greenside bunker.

It's a shot that gives golfers fits...

I see it time and again when I'm coaching my students in person. Golfers just like you who are losing 3, 5, or even more strokes every round all because of some basic mistakes they make in the sand.

Yet just like the chipping adjustments in the last lesson, these bunker mistakes are easy to correct...

And once you do you can eliminate those chunked shots that stay in the trap... you can say goodbye to those skulled shots that fly 50 yards over the back of the green... and you can give yourself more chances to save par or bogey.

In the video below I'm going to share with you one of my favorite drills I use with students in my private lessons.

It's a weird little drill... but it's worked wonders with the golfers I coach.

So go ahead and take a look now. It's a quick watch and I'm certain it will be worth your time!


Thanks for watching!

Give it a try for yourself... I want to prove to you that you can handle these bunker shots without fear and start picking up more sand saves your very next time out!

If you enjoyed the video please drop a quick note below in the comments. I'd love to get your feedback!

And stay tuned to your inbox because the 3rd lesson in the Short Game Bootcamp is coming soon!

We'd love to hear from you... let us know what you think in the comments below!

24 responses to “Sand Save Secret”

  1. Earl says:

    Big help. Thanks

  2. KEN says:

    Thank you for the wrist flex idea. I can see how it will work. Our bunker sand is cause and heavy even when dry, so will need to be careful.

  3. Thanks always have problems with bun says:

    Ed Calvert

  4. alan says:

    Why no one gave this advice before I cannot understand, it is so effective.

  5. alan says:

    This is the best tip I,ve ever got, thanks.

  6. Richard says:

    Our sand traps are usually wet and hard. Would a pitching wedge work better than a sand wedge to cut through the wet sand better?

  7. Hugh Fraser says:

    WE all do it one day to much sand the next day its flyers. tried keeping centre still staying connected its mind destroying how we cant guide
    the club through the ball taking the right amount of sand

  8. Joel says:

    I’m assuming that by hitting the snakes you have to hit before the first line and through the second? Am I correct? It wasn’t Apparent from the video

  9. Obi says:

    This is by far the best tip. l am confident l will get the ball out of the sand most of the time. Of course you have to practice this often. Thank you.

  10. Richard says:

    You have changed my bunker shots for good many thanks.

  11. Gary Quinn says:

    Like the snake idea. Also had a problem with being to shallow. This takes care of that problem. Thanks

  12. jim says:

    I will work on the wrist hinge and keeping the body silent.

  13. John says:

    I will try it tomorrow

  14. Puds says:

    Good tip and usually I kill both snakes doing this drill….thank you 🙂

  15. Tony says:

    You learn a lot from these tips, excellent thank you.

  16. Crispy says:

    I was playing a round on Friday and could hear Tom’s voice in my head correcting my game. Since listening I’ve carved many strokes off my game . Txs it’s helped

  17. Anonymous says:

    Great practice tip.

  18. fear of snakes says:

    snakes in the bunker!!! I’ll never hit in there now ,thanks

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  20. Bob says:

    The best thing to do is not go into a bunker. But, when you do, this tip will be very useful. Thanks.

  21. Bill says:

    I didn’t receive the first video.

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