Golf is hard but it is easy.

If you take the following exactly the way it reads, you will improve.

Being a “great” golfer is one of the hardest things to do in sports.

Being a “competent” golfer is one of the easiest things to do in sports.

Hitting out of the sand is a microcosm for your whole golf game. Being a great sand player is one of the hardest things to do in golf. Getting the ball out of the sand somewhere on the green is THE EASIEST thing to do in golf, you just have to simplify it.

Open the face, open the stance, hit behind the ball, take some sand….Viola, ball will come out every time.

The problem is people try to be too fine and take the perfect amount of sand, hit the ball the perfect distance…but more so, they are afraid to open the face of the club allowing the bounce to hit the sand first so the club won’t dig. Or they try and help the ball out of the sand…etc.

Open face, open stance, hit the ball fat. Comes out every time.

The rest of your game works that way too. Good posture, rotate, allow the club to work for you.

What people end up doing is working on perfecting their move like a PGA Tour player and allow basic fundamentals to escape their attention.

Who cares if you are manipulating the club on plane perfectly. Bad posture lack of rotation of the body will produce low club head speed and off center hits.

A few points to summarize. Begin with the basic fundamentals of good posture, balance and all of your body parts rotating together.

All of the other stuff is trying to make the jump from shooting 69 to 67 when you can’t even break 90.

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  1. S.

    “All of the other stuff is trying to make the jump from shooting 69 to 67 when you can’t even break 90.”

    Hey, great comment. PGA Tour gurus aren’t focused at all on what an amateur does.

    They are dealing with physically fit players, with tuned equipment, who have athletic skills and coordination, and already possess repeatable balanced swings.

    And, part of their function may be moral support, or just having a good practice facility.

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