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Can I Use A Hybrid Golf Club From A Fairway BunkerWhen you find yourself in the fairway bunker, your first instinct could be to grab the sand wedge and splash the ball out of the fairway.




Your first priority is to get the ball out of the bunker, but only hitting the ball 30 to 50 yards up the fairway could actually be making the game more difficult.

Sometimes in the fairway bunker, you have the opportunity to hit a lower lofted club in order to make more progress up the hole or actually hit the ball on the green. A lot of fairway bunkers are fairly flat with not much of a lip to them, making it possible to use most of the clubs in your bag to advance the ball.

When you find yourself in a fairway bunker always weigh up the lie of the ball and the size of the lip of the bunker. If the ball is lying well and there isnt much lip then the use of a hybrid is possible. When using the hybrid for a fairway bunker shot, position the ball slightly further back towards the middle of the stance and grip down the club slightly. These two adjustments assist in achieving a ball before sand contact. Lightly plant your feet in the sand to create a solid base, then take a swing keeping your height, and clip the ball away off the top of the sand.

Remember not to get too greedy when hitting over the lip of a bunker. Using a hybrid when possible, rather than splashing out sideways, will progress the ball further up the hole which gives you a better chance to shoot lower scores.

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If you always hit a sand wedge from fairway bunkers, you are making the course play a lot longer than it should. Weigh up the balls lie and the size of the lip before deciding which club to use.

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Escaping the bunker is your first priority when playing from the sand, but this doesnt mean you have to just splash the ball out a short distance in front of you. If the ball is lying well and there isnt much of a lip to the bunker then you should be able to hit any club you desire.

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If you require your hybrid to advance the ball further up the hole or to find the green, then make sure this option is possible. Always weigh up the lie of the ball, the size of the lip and any other trouble lurking up the hole before selecting the club. Weigh up the situation and then choose the best tool for the job.