Hitting Out of the Sand with a Buried Lie

Posted on: March 11th, 2013 by Wigwam Golf |

Golf Tips from Shane LeBaron, Plane Truth Performance Center

Today we’re going to talk about how to get out of the buried bunker lie.

The shot is a little easier than most people think, but the first thing you need to understand is that this shot is not designed to be a perfect golf shot. We are just trying to get this out, onto the green so we’re not adding insult to injury.

Now, to the technique part of what we need to do, there are three things. The first thing we are going to do is take our golf club and twist the face so that it is closed, so the leading edge and the toe of the golf club are exposed to help dig the ball out of this lie. We want the toe and the leading edge to dig quite a bit here because the ball is resting deep in the sand.

Next, when we set up there, we are going to take our center and lean to the left, so your right leg is going to feel like it doesn’t really weigh anything. The third thing we are going to do is swing up and chop.

To review, here are our 3 things:

  • Club face closed
  • Body left
  • Up, chop…and we’re out

I’m Shane LeBaron, and I hope this saves you a couple strokes the next time you play.

Shane LeBaron, Director of Instruction at the Plane Truth Performance Center at the Wigwam Golf Resort, is among the best young minds in golf instruction. Shane has worked with or studied under many of the countries elite teachers including Jim Hardy, Butch Harmon and Mike and Sandy LaBauve.

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