GOLF COLUMN: Bunker advice

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PGA Pro Sam Shaw, from Hayfield, gives more tips out in his latest column.

If you hit the ball in high rough then get it back in the fairway first.

Trying to hit a shot that you have doubt in most often will only get you in more trouble.

When you’re in the bunker then get it on the green. To get a bunker shot up and down the average golfer must hit the shot within five feet of the hole to make the putt.

Getting a bunker shot on the green will save a lot of shots.

I’ve never seen a golfer hurt their score giving up a shot here and there, but I’ve seen plenty “kill” their score trying to be a ‘hero.’