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    I can't get out of the sand !

    My sandwedge is a Maltby 56 1.82 UC sole series which serves me well in Florida but I am having problems getting the ball out especially at courses with dense sand like Pineview where I play a lot. Should I retire this club or play it differently as the old tip about laying a dollar bill behind the ball is no longer working, possibly deflation ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gofish2 View Post
    My sandwedge is a Maltby 56 1.82 UC sole series which serves me well in Florida but I am having problems getting the ball out especially at courses with dense sand like Pineview where I play a lot. Should I retire this club or play it differently as the old tip about laying a dollar bill behind the ball is no longer working, possibly deflation ?
    Is your weight forward?
    Are you following through?
    Flat swing plane?
    If the sand is dense...then the "dollar bill" wouldn't apply.

    I love the sand...and am disappointed when I do not land in a bunker during a round.

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    Sounds like it might be a deceleration issue...is your swing speed consistent through the sand to the follow through?

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    Just watched a video on youtube where the instructor shows getting out of the trap with a four iron. From that clip I can see that I need to get lower and have the grip pointing farther back. I think I can fix this as I love hitting the 56 off the grass so if you see a guy in the bunker trying to get out with a long iron that will be me practising.

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    Open the club face , and hit a full shot 2" behind then ball into the sand , the ball will pop up easily , you may have to adjust swing speed for different types of sand , other than that, have fun
    At the end of the day ... It gets dark

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    take a lesson.
    I got a fever. And the only prescription is more golf equipment.

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    Thanks for all the tips

    I think I am getting to the root of my problem. My wedge has a very wide sole specifically designed for soft sand and I could get away with standing a little higher in Florida. Into the backyard to practise for an hour.

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    Sand wedges have a high bounce angle designed to work in soft sand. Most courses in this area do not have soft sand. I would recommend using a lob wedge instead. Most lob wedges are 58 or 60 degrees and have a low bounce angle.

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    After a lot of practice played Manderley today. Bunkers have packed sand and I was easily able to get out. Actually going too far past the hole but getting closer. Not the club but the clubber

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