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Cup of Sand Drill


Description: The Cup of Sand Drill will teach you that hitting a bunker shot is no different than hitting a regular pitch or chip and that hitting out of a greenside bunker really can be easy.

Summary:
  1. Take a cup of sand and dump it in a little pile (forming a mound) on the fairway. Make sure you have a 1/2 inch to 1 inch pile of sand. Place your ball on top of it.
  2. Set up and like you are going to hit a normal, 50 yard pitch shot. You will be hitting through the sand under the ball.
  3. Practice the Cup of Sand Drill to convince yourself that hitting out of the sand is really not all that different than a pitch shot other than you are hitting the sand first. Remember, shots out of the sand will travel about half the distance of a normal pitch shot.
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