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Experiment with a Fast and Slow Club Head in the Bunker

By Mark Holland - Posted on 18 August 2008

To experience this “fast” and “slow” feeling of the club head try the following:

Place a piece of board in the sand.  Pile some sand on the board and simply swing allowing the trailing edge (back) of the flange of the club to strike the sand and board, splashing the sand out of the bunker onto the green.  Note the mark left on the board and the sand iron. This demonstrates the feel of “fast’ bounce.

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To feel the “slow” sand iron simply square the face (90 deg) to the target and swing (without a ball) into the sand using the leading edge of the club head.  You will then experience the dig sole or “slow” stuck club head.  Note that the sand will not splash onto the green with the same ease as the board drill.

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