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How To Save Par When You're Faced With A Wet Sand Bunker Shot

Some golfers actually like the challenge of playing wet sand bunkers. As a matter of fact, some feel it is easier to play on wet sand instead of dry sand. You may have your own opinion on the matter, but it can still be helpful to have a few tips to consider when such situation comes up. Wet sand shots can be played almost in the same fashion as dry sand with a few exceptions. When trying to save par there are a few actions you can do to make things a little better for your play method.

Make Sure You Are Using the Right Club for the Job

Many golfers suggest you use a lob or pitching wedge as a sand wedge may prevent your club from getting in the wet sand more efficiently. Think about the condition of the wet sand and how you need your club head to get behind or beneath the ball. The right club can help you do this and if you make a good shot at your first attempt, you may be on your way to saving par and playing the shot with a fewer strokes. You can experiment when practicing to get a better idea of how the club you choose needs to make clean contact in the sand to the ball.

Try Not to Take Too Much Sand When You Make Your Shot

Aim to take up about 1 inch less than normal to keep the speed of the club head. Some may argue about how much sand to take since the conditions are damp. Just remember how much sand you usually take when playing during dry conditions and consider reducing the amount by almost half. Pay attention to how the ball rests in the sand. Wet sand may have the ball sitting more on the surface. Dry sand may have the ball sitting deeper into the ground.

Create a Shallow Path and Follow it with a Splash or Skim

In doing this you can use a slapping-like motion to move the ball out of the wet sand as this helps create more penetration underneath the ball. The key in this case is to think about penetrating the ball as much as possible with your shot. The path you create helps you focus your swing and ball contact to produce a promising result.