Play better golf - beating the dreaded sand trap.

PUBLISHED: 10:53 05 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:46 09 April 2010

THE dreaded sand trap is the fear of most amateur golfers, however, with a few subtle changes, it might not be as bad as you thought, writes Allan Perry. I find that the biggest mistake made by golfers trying to get the ball out of sand, is that they try

THE dreaded sand trap is the fear of most amateur golfers, however, with a few subtle changes, it might not be as bad as you thought, writes Allan Perry.

I find that the biggest mistake made by golfers trying to get the ball out of sand, is that they try to use brute force to get the ball out.

When, in fact, something as simple as the position of the club face at address, could change all of that. Most golfers play the shot with a square clubface, this, unfortunately, will not provide any help in getting out of the sand.

A square club face will only promote the leading edge to drive downwards into the sand. Merely making a subtle change in your address position, by opening up the clubface (aim to the right) will promote you to skim through the sand, making it much easier for you to elevate the ball onto the green.

You then find it much easier to get out of the trap, without resorting to brute force.

Next time you step into the sand open the club face then grip the club, yes it feels odd but it will really help your sand shots. The very best of luck to you golfers.

Book now for a private lesson with Allan and see what improvements you can make to your golf swing.

Contact him on (01395) 233500 or view his website at

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