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Fairway Bunker Shots with a Ball down in the Sand

Please see Tips for Fairway Bunker Shots, also.

When the ball is sitting down in a fairway bunker, how do you hit the shot?

If the ball is buried, you need to hit it like a regular sand shot and just get the ball out of the sand.

But if you think you can still get some distance from this lie, you might want to try hitting a punch shot.

To hit this shot, take one or two more clubs and grip down on the grip. Place your ball one or two ball length right of the usual position.

Hit the ball with descending blow and limit your follow through.

Trying to lift the ball is the worst thing you can do from this lie. So make sure to hit the sand after hitting the ball.

The ball should come off low and running. So if the lip of the bunker is high, you don't want to try this shot.

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