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What to do when you “don’t like playing sand shots” in golf

Sergio in the sand

“The object of a bunker or trap is not only to punish a physical mistake, to punish lack of control, but also to punish pride and egotism.” – Charles Blair Macdonald

By Ian Hardie

Having been involved in the game of golf in one form or another, for over 30 years now, it’s not very often that I hear a golfer say something new or as is the case with what I’m about to share with you.

It’s not very often that you’ll find me lost for words – when it comes to golf.

A couple of weeks ago though, I found myself in just that situation having heard a golfer make the statement that this article is all about.

As we were discussing various parts of the game, focussing on the golfers chipping and putting which had been costing them a few shots in recent rounds – the golfer asked if I could watch them hit a couple of sand shots before we finished our session.

By the way there’s nothing unusual about doing that, in fact more golfers should be asking me the same thing when we spend time together.

What came next though, stopped me in my tracks when the golfer quickly followed up their request with the statement that “they don’t like playing sand shots”. Continue reading What to do when you “don’t like playing sand shots” in golf