Absolutely. I'd rather have a 20 foot putt for par than a 20 foot bunker shot because I left the first one in.
and don't forget to follow through - the only thing worse than a bunker shot is the second bunker shot from the same bunker!Callaway said:If your in a sand trap, don't go for accuracy when getting out, just hit it whereever you can, if you go for accuracy you'll spend longer trying to get it out.
This is the worst part of my game. Utah doesn't have sand what ever it is its like cement. I've been able to get out of these hard traps by using the wedge or an iron like a putter or hitting backwards if the trap has a high loft to the green. I just try to get it on the green. there has been time the ball was glued to the trap (figuratively speaking) hanging my head in shame I just picked the ball up and moved on.This is a biggy for me, I play on local pubic courses and the sand is not even 3" deep and it is clay under that. So I try to just get it out of the sand and go from there. I know it has hindered my confidence in the SW ans I can tell everytime I swing it taht I seem to be hesitent. And the sand the use here is from al, the local sand and gravel pits( not the best golfing sand) I have been trying to use the practice bunker to improve on this but its sand is by far deeper than the ones on the course. C/C