How to Escape Wet Sand
Here's how to adjust your swing to splash it like it's dry
By Ed Ibarguen
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• You're an early-morning golfer and the course is always a bit damp.
• You struggle from wet sand after heavy rainfall.
You hit your approach shot into a greenside bunker and find that the ball is sitting in wet sand.
Like most sand shots, your goal is to slide your club under the ball on an angle that allows the clubhead to reach its lowest point just in front of the ball. Unlike most sand shots, however, the ones you play from wet sand have to be fast and forceful. Wet sand is heavy, and if you decelerate into impact, the shot will go nowhere.