Why is getting out of the sand so difficult for a majority of amateurs? My mentor, golf legend Ken Venturi, had the answer. Based on traditional instruction you are told to get into an open stance, then open your clubface, then hit the sand behind the ball and it's supposed to go, well, toward the hole.

That does work . . . sometimes. But for Mr. V. that sure seemed complicated. He was always trying to make the game easier where he could. Check out this video and learn Venturi's simple sand secret.

-- Steve

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