How to escape from a buried lie

Leonard Kamsler

Problem: You're faced with a "fried egg" in the bunker

Solution: Because the ball is buried, it's going to take a little extra muscle to get the ball up and out of the bunker. At address, your stance should be only slightly open, with your weight on your left foot and the clubface square. Take the club up and back down to impact on a steeper, more vertical angle to the ball, and enter the sand about an inch or so behind the ball. The key is to imagine that you're trying to bury the club in the sand behind the ball and then leave it there — your follow-through should be minimal. This will provide the oomph needed to force the ball up and out of its deep lie.

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