If your ball lands in the sand, you’ll probably find yourself reaching for the wedge or sand wedge. And of course, playing with a club with the most angle to it is important, but it’s only one of several bunker play tips to make playing from the sand a little easier. Focus on hitting the spot that’s about an inch behind your ball, when you play your shot; it’s also important to maintain a firm stance in what can often be a slippery environment, and keep your club face open. And don’t be greedy. If you end up in the sand, be realistic and accept that you may end up losing a stroke, although you don’t want to lose more than one. Remember, if you have to hit the ball out sideways, or even hit it backwards, that’s preferable to leaving it in the bunker.