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How to Hit it Out of a Sand Divot or a Divot

It's very disappointing to see your perfect drive end up in a sand divot.

The common mistake when hitting out of a sand divot is to try to scoop the ball or hit down on the ball with a steep angle of approach into the ball.

Sand Divot

When your ball lies in a sand divot, you need to do the following to adjust for the shot.

1) Treat it like a little fairway bunker shot
2) Put the ball little more right than normal
3) Use 1 more club
4) Try to hit it with a slight descending blow

By placing the ball back in the stance, you will be able to hit it with a slight descending blow.

In other words, try to hit it slightly before the lowest point of your swing arc.

But if you have a good lie, you should go ahead and try to sweep the ball. You will get more distance this way.

Regular Divot

A divot without sand is little more difficult to hit for some players.

Because the ball is sitting down in a divot, you need to take a steeper approach into the ball.

To hit it, take following adjustments.

1) Play the ball in the middle of stance
2) If the ball is sitting down, don't use more than 6 iron
3) Hit it with a descending blow

If the ball is not sitting down deep, you may be able to use hybrids or fairway woods. But if it's sitting down in a divot, use more lofted clubs.

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