The last two rounds I have played out of the sand more times than I had in the previous 10 rounds. For some reason, my ball was a magnet to the beach and I have to say that I am not impressed, nor do I want to continue this trend. Generally, I am solid player out of the sand, but recently my up and down percentage is less than stellar!
With the amount of time I spend trying to hit out of the sand it reminds me of Shooter McGavin:
Playing out of the sand never worries me, however I do not like visiting the beach 4 or 5 times a round. Regardless of how good my sand play is, it costs strokes. Most of the time, I finish within 10 feet of the pin (if it is a greenside bunker), but lately I am in 30 foot range. Not sure why, but this happens from time to time. I do know when my sand game is off, the issue is in my set up.
I know the best way to improve my sand game is to avoid the sand and believe me I try to do that. However, my approach shots are not as crisp as normal so to the beach I go. It is all good and I know this trend will end very soon. It is the nature of my roller coaster golf game.
Do you spend time at the beach when playing golf?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!