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Golf Essentials - Daily Insights for Weekend Warriors (Ep.1)

Golf Essentials is Casey Bourque's way of meeting you where you are with a "tell it like it is" methodology for feeling better about playing golf - answering all your questions, live Q&A sessions, practice planning, drills, tips, and insights to make the best use of the limited time you have at the course. Casey explains the approach and principles that took him from a small town in Maine to playing in the US Open Championship.
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Bunker Sand Impact Drill - Erasing the Line

  This is a helpful drill in developing greenside bunker play. As you know in greenside bunkers, we endeavor to impact the sand 2 to 3 inches behind the ball, allowing the club to slide under the ball, and get the ball into the air.…
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Greenside Bunker Play - Direction Calibration Drill

  This is an important drill to help you determine your alignment for your greenside bunker shots. As you know, we normally set up to bunker shots with an open club face in order to best utilize the bounce on our sand wedge. The effect…
bunker buried lies

Bunker Shots - Buried Lies and Situations

  Obviously, not every bunker shot is the same. There will certainly be times when we need to deviate from our standard bunker set up in order to have the best chance for success. The first thing we need to do is evaluate our circumstances…
mid range bunker shots

Mid Length Bunker Shots

  For many players, mid length bunker shots are the most difficult shots in the game. I consider these shots to be anywhere from perhaps 25 to 60 yards, or in a range normally too close to pick the ball clean, and too far for your…
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Greenside Bunker Play Technique

  The typical greenside bunker shot from a normal lie includes some set up variations that will help you achieve more consistent results. Think of this as your stock, standard bunker shot set up, and from here you can make adjustments…
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Sand Wedge Design - Bounce Angle Explained

  Tour players have no trouble out of greenside bunkers...of course they are practicing all the time, but more so because they are setting themselves up for success. If we understand how  a sand wedge is designed, and how to set up…
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Fairway Bunkers

  The first thing we need to do from a fairway bunker is to evaluate our circumstances. This includes the lie of the ball: is it sitting up or sitting down, and will you have access to contacting the back of the ball cleanly? Are you…