All About Sand Play
Gary Player has been a family friend and mentor to me and my brother, Trevor, and he has inspired a generation of golfers in our native South Africa. The best piece of advice Mr. Player ever gave me was on bunker play. What else, right? The master of the sand told me he learned early on in his career that weekend hole locations on tour were tucked behind bunkers and that to survive he had to get really good from the sand. He says he always thought of hitting bunker shots with the aggressive crispness of striking a match -- an image I use every day in my teaching.
Whatever your level, here are more tips for escaping the sand.