Golf’s “Toughest Shot” made Easy: Conquer the Long Bunker

We’ve all been there, staring down 20 yards of sand followed by a mere 5 yards of green before the pin. You know what happens next, either you use your normal sand wedge shot hoping it’ll land just at the start of the green without rolling too far from the pin, or you decide to play it safe and simply over shoot the pin simply hoping to stay on the green.

Neither option is very good. In the first instance you’ll most likely hit it short with another bunker shot to follow. And in the second option a double bogie is all too likely.

Long Bunker Shots Don’t Have To Be Hard.

That’s right, with the right club these shots are quite simple. For these situations you need a shot that is all flight and little or no roll. That means high loft and tons of back spin. With this combination you can swing aggressively (with none of the decelerating or hesitation that always leads to mishaps) and give yourself an easy par, maybe even a birdie putt if your game is on. The MZ-65 Money Zone Wedge was designed with this shot (and many others) in mind.

The simple fact is you will rarely practice these long bunker shot often enough nail down the kind of precision required to get it right, if you’re using a sand wedge. They only happen once every few rounds. With the MZ-65 you don’t need to practice this shot to get it right. As long as you hit the MZ-65 on the range every once in a while, just to nail down your distances, you’ll be able to use it to get out of trouble with confidence.

The secret is in the loft, the box grooves, and milled micro-grooves. This combination puts so much spin on the ball that there is virtually no roll. Just pick your distance, swing accordingly and watch the look on your buddies faces as your ball sits right where you wanted. With no roll to account for, no bad breaks, holes, thick clumps of unseen grass, or anything else to screw things up, these shots get a whole lot easier.

We all know that confidence is a big part of playing great golf. Being able to approach these tricky shots aggressively will give you much more confidence in your swing, resulting in fewer errors and lower scores.

So do yourself a favor and check out the MZ-65 Money Zone Wedge right now.

For Better Golf,
Doc O’Leary
Head Golf Nut, OHP

Eliminate Impact Fallout [idiot proof tip]

Hey Hotlist Member,

Like most things in golf chipping is all about consistency. Knocking the ball six inches from the pin once in a great while is worthless if you can’t get it close on a regular basis.

Using your wrists is hands down the biggest mistake golfers make when chipping. Using your wrists in a chipping stroke is not only unnecessary, it’s also the number 1 source of duffed shots and double bogeys around the green.

You don’t use your wrists in a putting stroke because you need that stroke to be dead accurate and repeatable. The chip shot is no different. That’s why the video I’ve included above is so important.

The technique may be a bit unorthodox but it works. Your buddies may snicker the first time you use it but when you’re consistently knocking your chip shots in a 4 foot radius of the hole they’ll change their tune real quick.

Okay on to the actual technique. To make your chip shots consistent and repeatable you want to take your wrists completely out of the action. And for short chip shots you’ll be taking your hips out of the action too. All the movement comes from rotating your shoulders.

This technique starts with a special grip on the golf club.

Start by placing your left hand at the very bottom of the grip, where the rubber meets the steel. Allow the grip to rest along your left forearm. Now there should be a slight gap between the grip and your left wrist. This little gap is where you grip the club with your right hand.

Your right hand is there to stabilize the club and press it into your left arm so that your left wrist stays flat. This grip will keep the golf club and your wrists in the proper impact position through the whole swing.

This technique adds consistency because it doesn’t rely on you getting in the proper position for one brief moment. The perfect position is there the whole time.

Now that you’ve got the grip down, the next step is swinging the golf club by rotating your shoulders. Your arms and hips should not be involved. It should feel like your arms and shoulders are locked into a triangle.

This is where the consistency comes from. Now the only variables in your golf chip shots will be how far back you rotate your shoulders and the loft of your golf club.

It may take you a few strokes to get a feel for how much rotation you need to get the ball a certain distance, but after that your golf chip shots will be dead accurate, follow a predictable trajectory every time, and get close to the pin on a regular basis.

This tip can be a real game changer for you.

Sometimes I can’t believe I’m giving away such great info for free. Luckily the DVD package this tip came from is so jam packed with great golf instruction I can give little nuggets like this away and not worry too much about it.

If you want to get a hold of the parts of Bobby Schaeffer’s Walk Through Power that I just can’t stomach giving away for free check out:

Walk Through Power DVD Package

Go ahead check it out now. Your buddies will hate you for it.

For Better Golf,
Doc O’Leary
Head Golf Nut, OHP

Unorthodox Golf Drill Cures One Sided Golfers

Not only does this drill look really cool it can actually help improve your golf game in a big way. This golf drill allows you to train both sides of your body and your hand eye coordination at the same time.

It is similar to the one handed chip shot. The one handed chip shot forces you to use both sides of your body properly if you want to make a clean shot. It exposes weakness in your swing that your strong side may be compensating for.

The drill in the video above also exposes weaknesses in one side of your body or the other. Mastering this drill will not only amaze your buddies, it will also sharpen your golf skill tremendously. Your hands will be forced to get into the right position for impact every time you swing the golf club. Training with this drill will make proper wrist conditions (flat left wrist, bent right wrist) second nature.

This golf drill will also improve your hand eye coordination. Luckily the ball doesn’t move when we address it on the course, but your body is constantly moving during the golf swing. Although we don’t often think about this it requires a lot of hand eye coordination.

Developing good enough hand eye coordination to be able to hit the golf ball after turning and twisting our bodies in the back swing is something that we learn very quickly. However, developing the razor sharp hand eye coordination that will allow you to hit the right spot on the golf ball every swing, regardless of course conditions, is something that many golfers never achieve.

This is exactly the kind of drill that fine tunes your hand eye coordination taking your golf game to the next level, and like I said above it educates your hands at the same time.

So go out there and try this drill. If you can get half as good as Bill McKinney at this drill I guarantee that your ball striking skills will improve and your golf scores will start dropping.

If you want to get even more serious about dropping your golf scores and improving your swing check out Bill McKinney’s Natural Power DVD package.

For Better Golf,
Doc O’Leary
Head Golf Nut, OHP

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