Winning Edge with Prayad Marksaeng

Tue 30 Sep 2014

Winning Edge with Prayad Marksaeng

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September 30: Thai golfers are firm believers that you need some luck to win a tournament. Sometimes a good shot is not necessarily rewarded because it might end up in a bad lie or get plugged in a bunker!
Many amateurs tend to get frustrated when they see their ball plugged, and I don’t blame them because it happens to professional golfers to. But do remember that keeping a cool head on the golf course is what you need to get a good score.
In this golf tips, I will teach you some simple steps on how to hit a plugged ball. Practice makes perfect so I hope that you take time to learn how to execute this shot. Keep a look out for more Winning Edge tips from the Asian Tour Academy.
Step 1Step 1
Maintain a similar set-up like how you would hit a normal golf shot but your left feet should be slightly aligned with the golf ball. Make sure both your feet are firmly grounded. I would normally move my feet in the motion of car wipers until my feet are in the sand.
 
 
Step 1 AStep 1 A
When I hit a shot like this, I make sure that my club face is slightly square and facing the target. I also keep my weight on the left.
 
 
Step 2
Step 2
Take a half and easy back swing. Notice that my head is still looking at the ball and it is not tilted as I make my back swing. It is very important to maintain this position.
 
 
Step 3Step 3 & 4
When you hit your shot, remember to hit it deep and make a ‘splash’. Your club face should remain like how it was during the set-up. Do not close or open the clubhouse at impact.
Hope this simple golf tip works for you!
 
Step 4