I get it — one small mistake leads to double-bogey. Fear not. To complete the book I developed a technique to tame every terror. As it turns out the easiest way to navigate short shots over trouble is to make the same swing you’d use for a 15-yard pitch. In most cases this motion produces enough loft to clear whatever stands between you and the green. You’ll land it softly with a little spin and leave yourself a chance at a one-putt.
According to studies I’ve done using PGA Tour ShotLink data you’re six times more likely than the pros to three-putt on long lags. That number should scare you.
At address hood the clubface by turning in the toe and position your hands even with the left side of your chest creating some shaft lean. This encourages you to swing down sharply into the bunker one inch behind the ball.