According to PGA professional Grant Hepburn, the key to successfully hitting out of soft sand is to play with an open clubface, as this will both add loft and prevent the leading edge from digging in and getting stuck.
In order to hit the golf ball as far as possible, you need to train certain muscles to be able to work powerfully and with speed. Fitness expert Garth Milne shows how plyometrics can help you with this.
Rule 25 is about abnormal ground conditions, embedded ball and wrong putting green. It is a Rule worth knowing, not least because you might manage to get away from a tricky lie without penalty, says the R&A’s Kevin Barker.