We’ve all been there: you are out on the course, stuck in a sand trap, and need to make a desperate rescue to save your game. You take out your sand wedge, take your best swing... and fail to put the ball where you intended. So what exactly went wrong in this situation? You have made this kind of shot hundreds of times, and seemingly did nothing wrong this time, so why didn’t your ball escape the sand?
I was out playing a round of golf a few weeks ago, and had managed to make my way to the green on a brutal Par 5. I got out my putter, lined up my shot perfect, and took my putt. When I took my put, I hit the green pretty hard, leaving an unsightly divot on the green. All the while, a groundskeeper was staring daggers at me a short distance away for messing up his perfectly manicured green. Lucky for me, I had my handy divot repair tool on hand and was able to correct my mistake. What is a divot repair tool you ask?