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Indian Wells Insider - April 2014

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PRO'S CORNER • BY PGA HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL TOM BURLEY BooK a tee time > C L I C K H E R E F O R C O M P L E T E D E TA I L S O N G O L F I N S T R U C T I O N AT I N D I A N W E L L S O R C A L L 5 7 6 0 6 8 3 4 4 3 8 2 3 7 simple steps to salvaging saves from the sand G etting out of the sand can be challenging for amateur golfers. Many players waste shots in the bunker by not being aware of what it takes to get the ball cleanly out. Here are some tips to help get the job done: 1 play the ball forward in your stance – about three- quarters of the way toward your front foot. 2 most of your weight should be stacked on the lead side, with the club face slightly open. 3 your hands should be at or in front of the ball at setup – having them behind the ball cre- ates a scooping motion that will cause you to catch the ball on the upswing, instead of the sand on the downswing. 4 Set up with an open stance and keep the clubface aimed at the target, while keeping your grip pressure nice and light. 5 Keep your lower body stable. Feel as if you're taking the club away solely with your arms, swinging along your foot line (outside-to-inside). This will keep the hosel out of play. 6 impact the sand about 2-3 inches behind the ball. Avoid hitting the ball directly with the club face — let the sand carry the ball out. Vary- ing the depth of your divot will affect how far the ball will carry. 7 make a complete finish after impact as if you just hit a full shot. Don't leave the club in the sand; keep it moving to the finish. improve your BunKer mentality WIN AN AUGUSTA STAFF BAG! I n celebration of the Mas- ters, the Callaway Per- formance Center at Indian Wells has launched a special promotion during the month of April. Golfers who come into the center and get fit for a Big Bertha or Big Bertha Alpha driver prior to April 31 will be entered into a random draw- ing for a chance to win a Callaway Augusta staff bag signed by "The King" himself, Arnold Palmer. For more information on entering the contest, contact Marissa Patterson-Egner at (760) 834-3839 or CLICK HERE to inquire by email. PROMOTIONS KEY THOUGHTS… A) Open stance. B) Face angle to target. C) Swing path. D) Follow through to a complete finish. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THE CALLAWAY CENTER a c B d

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