1. Use a sand wedge The club's bounce will help prevent digging to ensure crisp contact.
2. Lengthen your backswing From 40 yards, swing back to shoulder height, with your wrists fully hinged. From closer in, take slightly less backswing.
3. Finish low Point the shaft at your target, allowing it to get no higher than waist level.
The shorter follow-through will result in a lower, controlled ball flight so you can fire at the flag.