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    Onscreen text: In the Sand: Ball Spin Michael Block PGA Professional

    Michael Block: Now there's three huge keys to spinning the golf ball, especially out of the bunker because I love it out of the bunker. Number one: speed, and that's one of the biggest things I see for most players is that they're so afraid when they get in their bunker, because they never really practice out of it, that there's a lot of deacceleration through the golf ball. You need speed to create spin.

    Michael Block: Number two is angle of attack. You need to be aggressive down into the sand and not trying to pick it. Okay? So acceleration into it and then centerness of contact. We need to hit the ball in the middle of the club face. Not dead off the toe or the heel, or on the low grooves or on the top of the grooves. You need centerness of contact. So my big keys here are going to be speed, angle of descent, and centerness of contact. Hopefully that works for you the next time you're out there in the bunker so you can beat your friends.

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