The Sand Experience

The Sand Experience
The Sand Experience

Walking up to play their next shot out of a sand trap, most golfers will have a feeling of either bewilderment or fear as to how they are going to get the ball out but it shouldn’t be like that.

It should be the easiest shot you play in a round.

Wondering why on earth I am saying that?


Come to my next Sand Experience and find out for yourself!

The Sand Experience is a 90 minute long group coaching session that takes a look at the following:

The basic action you need to develop to get out of the sand first time, every time. 

(Yes, you read that right!)

What the main differences are in your wedges that allow you to play sand shots effortlessly.

How to adjust for different length and height sand shots.

How to get out of buried lies, hard sand and really soft sand.

You will also get the opportunity to answer any other questions that you may have around playing sand shots during The Sand Experience.

The final thing, if you aren’t convinced yet………………

How to create the confidence that you need to approach all sand shots with.

Here’s what one golfer found after taking part recently:

After the 90 minute group lesson with Ian on how to get out of sand bunkers, I then went on to play 9 holes landed in the bunkers on the 13th and 14th holes.

Since I’d had the lesson I was able to approach the shot with confidence, select the right club for the lie of the ball, and was pleased to get out of both of the bunkers in one shot – I even ending up getting a par on the 14th hole!

The lesson also made a difference to my game around the greens.

I found Ian’s teaching technique to be simple and easy to understand, the lesson covered valuable instruction on playing different shots, as well as the main focus of getting out of the bunker, in one shot every time.

I don’t expect it to happen every time but I’ll be happy with a 9 out 10.

Thank you Ian  

Kind regards



Wondering if Ian really knows what he’s talking about when it comes to playing sand shots?

The video clip below shows Ian in a green side sand trap, the golf ball is buried in the sand, and as you can see Ian is standing outside of the trap about two feet above the golf ball.

How would you get on if you had to attempt this shot?


Ian Hardie Golf Coach shows how to play a buried ball in a sand trap, while standing two feet above the sand outside the trap.



Can’t get to a workshop but need to improve your sand shots?

The Little Book of Sand Shots
The Little Book of Sand Shots

My book on Sand Shots is available in PDF format here.

The book covers the most important areas covered during the Sand Experience group sessions and if you were wondering, yes it also includes instruction on how to play that buried lie shot in the video above!


Like to know when future Sand Experiences are on or interested in one of the other group coaching sessions that I offer?


They sell out fast, as they are released to golfers on my mailing list before being made public.



Location Omanu Golf Club, 98 Matapihi Road, Mount Maunganui Phone 0272222073 (txt is ok) or at Omanu Golf Club Pro Shop (07) 575 5957 E-mail Hours Coaching Times: Monday - All Day, Tuesday - All Day, Wednesday - Morning, Thursday - Afternoon, Friday - Sometimes, Saturday - Afternoon, Sunday - Rarely.
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