By Kiel Christianson
The dreaded "buried lie" – your ball flies into a soft bunker and burrows in like homesick gopher.
How do you escape from this miserable lie? If you do it wrong, you could end up driving the ball down even further below the surface.
In this video swing tip, SwingFix instructor Justin Bruton, from the Biltmore Golf Course in Miami, Fla., provides the key to unlocking the buried lie. And that key is to do the opposite of what you normally do in a bunker.
Rather than laying the face of the sand wedge open, you need to turn the tow of the clubhead in and hit steeply down right behind the ball to gouge it up and out.
This one will take some work to perfect, folks, so take a bucket of balls out to a good practice bunker and put in some sweat equity.