It’s every golfer’s worst-case scenario: you’re hitting it out of the park. You’ve got the ideal swing, the proper stance, and you’ve finally gotten rid of that nagging slice.
Even the finest golfer can find himself (or herself) locked in a sand trap, stranded in the grass, or caught behind a large tree on the golf course, no matter how well things go.
The traps, unfortunately, are what keep the game exciting. Even the most ardent golfer would undoubtedly find the game uninteresting without them. Obstructions contribute to make golf a more intriguing and challenging game, and once you figure out how to get out of them, you’ll appreciate them even more.
It’s unlikely that your golf ball will come to a halt behind a tree, but it does happen. There are options available to help you get out of this predicament. You could either cut down the tree or drill a hole in it large enough to hit your ball through, but the golf course’s maintenance crew is unlikely to be pleased.
Many golfers will just give up one putt to position the golf ball in a more favourable position. Your talent as a golfer and the amount of money you’re ready to stake on a single shot will determine how well this works. You can try a ricochet shot if another tree is nearby, but it isn’t very reliable. Once the ball strikes the tree’s rough bark, it’s impossible to predict where it will land.
An excellent strategy is to practise throwing a curveball before you find yourself in this circumstance, so you’ll be prepared when the time comes.
On the golf course, sand is an entirely different issue. Many golfers use the “wack and see” method. To do so, take a sand wedge out of your bag, hit the ball in the general region, and then watch the sand to see if your golf ball takes flight.
Consistency is essential to your whole golfing game, and getting out of a sand trap is no exception. In the sand, controlling a golf ball is difficult. It’s tough to manage a putt from a sand trap since golf balls don’t indeed roll in the sand. In addition, before you get back out on the course, you’ll undoubtedly have to cope with an upward slope of the trap. As a result, the only surefire way to get out of a sand trap is to use the wedge and try to lift the ball high enough to clear the sand.
Make sure you select your wedge with care. It’s important to remember that you’ll need enough lift to remove the sand. Less lift, on the other hand, is usually easier to control.
No matter what impediment you face on the golf course, maintaining solid control of the ball, selecting the appropriate club for the job, and adequately lining up your shot are the only ways to get out of those sticky situations.