Golf In Portugal

When planning a golf trip to the Algarve region of Portugal, the process can get a little overwhelming at first.

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Popular golf resorts

With so many amazing golf courses to choose from, along with beautiful hotels and great restaurants, it can feel impossible to pick out just a few to visit while you are in the area.

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Picking a hotel

Because of this, picking a customized golf tour that is tailored to your specific needs and desires is a great way to go when visiting Algarve.

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The Key To Spinning The Ball From A Bunker

To obtain better control of the shot you may want to work on spinning the ball out of the bunker. This helps the ball get more loft and trajectory. The end result includes getting the ball back onto the green with consistent effort. How you set up for the shot, your swing technique and moment of impact will all help you achieve a solid shot. Here are 8 tips to consider for getting the ball from a bunker.

  1. Your feet should be close together as you stand in the sand while being in line with your target. Doing so helps you establish better balance needed to swing through the shot.
  2. Your clubface should be open a little and you can do this by rotating it slightly toward target line. After this get your grip in place. Having the right grip will help you use appropriate power the swing requires and solid contact.
  3. Your lead heel and its height should help you get the ball in proper position before the shot. Some players may not pay attention to ball positioning, but this tip can give insight on how this play can be hit.
  4. Your shoulders help you establish a line for your swing. In other words the line of your shoulders set the line your swing should follow. You can practice the motion and take note of how this occurs before hitting the ball.
  5. As you swing your club your arms may come forward before the head of the club. This element contributes to being able to hit down on the ball without taking up too much sand.
  6. As you swing to make contact and take sand, the sand should come from ball’s side. This helps you swing all the way through the shot.
  7. Work to increase loft, speed and take away less sand. You can use club with more loft. The increased speed help the ball to spin and if you take too much sand that could affect ball spin.
  8. Consider practicing with a drill. You can draw a line in the sand and practice making divots from the line. Work to make divots shallow and practice your setup. The ball should start coming out of the sand higher when able to create more spin.