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Choosing the Right Golf Clubs for Effective Bunker Play

By Mark Holland - Posted on 18 August 2008

Everybody needs a “fast” sand iron.  This means that your sand iron needs to have the best combination of loft, bounce and flange width to suit the type of sand.  A good analogy is that of an apple peeler initially piercing the apple’s skin then levelling out and slicing through with little resistance; so too does a sand iron’s flange pierce the sand then bounce up, level out and then slide through the sand.

Go for a decent brand that has good grooves to help with spin (keep them clean too).

Alternative Golf Club Equipment Wedge System

A “slow” sand iron leaves the club head stuck in the sand and a fair chance that the ball will suffer the same fate. Seek your local professional’s advice on the best sand iron for the condition of your local course.  It's also worth checking the loft and bounce on your pitching wedge so you can choose a wedge system (pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, lob wedge) with equal distances in loft between clubs.  This should help with your overall short game consistency.





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