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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Rakish Approach to Sand Play

This has got to be one of the coolest drills I have ever seen -- and it comes courtesy of Charlotta Sorenstam, Annika's sister and the Director of Golf Operations at Annika's school. The full article is over at and you can use this link to get to it. There's more to it than what I'll mention here, but this will give you an idea of how unique this idea is.

Yes, this photo looks exactly like what you think it is. Charlotta is practicing her sand shots by bouncing the sand wedge's sole off a rake handle! What a cool way to learn how to use the bounce!

Charlotta's sand swing sequence

You can read the article to get the details -- and as I said, there's more to the article than just smacking a rake handle -- but here's what I think is so cool about this: Since you don't need sand to do this drill, you can do it in your backyard! You can use an old broom or rake or whatever you have laying around the house. Lay it on the ground and practice your swing the way Charlotta describes in her article

Just remember that she says to make LIGHT contact with your practice "sand trap." You don't want to have splinters splashing up into your face!



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