This two-step drill will fix your bunker shots for good Most golfers understand that when playing a short bunker shot, you normally want to hit the sand behind the ball. Unfortunately, many try to achieve this and help achieve loft by striking down into the sand very steeply. This steep angle of attack is doomed to fail. You need the back edge of the sole of the club to strike the sand first. This allows the bounce of the clubhead to assist the club forwards through the sand, controlling the amount of sand between the ball and the clubface.
Getting custom fit for golf clubs is a bit like upgrading to Sky HD from the standard resolution. Everyone who has done it will tell you that the difference is remarkable, it's well worth the money, and that once you've done it you'll never be able to go back.
But when you're sat there, watching the perfectly acceptable standard definition, it can be hard to convince yourself that the expenditure is worth it. Today’s Golfer asked a bunch of regular golfers for their experiences of custom fitting – good or bad – to help you make up your mind.
Fix: You can go a long way to fixing that slice or hook off the tee by simply adjusting the height of it by an inch or two. Let’s take the slice. A low tee causes a steep angle of attack from which you are more likely to cut across the ball. Teeing the ball up makes you swing more around your body, which subsequently shallows your attack. Think of a baseball player swinging around their body as the ball comes to them around waist-high. Do the reverse if you tend to hook the ball. Flat or steep? A higher tee will encourage you to flatten out your swing path, helping you eliminate your slice. It will also create a better launch angle by making you hit up. A lower tee promotes a slightly steeper path, helping you eliminate the hook.
As part of the recent launch of the new Vokey SM6 we are holding a fitting day at
Royal West Norfolk Golf Club
on the 29th April.
On the day we will have the added benefit of using a Trackman to help select the right loft, lie for you. The fitting day will operate through the pre-booking of appointment, but anyone is more than welcome just to pop down and try what there is to offer.