Seve Ballesteros grew up in a small fishing village — Pedrena. It sat on the southern shore of the Bay of Santander in northern Spain.
Seve learned the game starting out with only a three-iron — one given to him by older brother Manuel. Seve spent time on the local beach, he learned to play a variety of shots using that three-iron and when he was well into his professional career, once demonstrated that he could hit a greenside bunker shot with that three-iron — try that sometime!
Today we bring back a really great lesson from Seve that will help you conquer the sand shots around the greens.
As Seve shows, it’s all about the fundamentals.
He’ll show you the proper stance, proper weight distribution and how to practice with a line in the sand behind our golf ball.
It is amazing how many high handicappers have trouble in the sand. We know one fellow golfer who uses his putter — that’s pretty drastic, but at times, it works, at times, it doesn’t.
We’re all better off spending a few minutes today with Seve. These videos bring him back to us — we lost him too early — he was such a treasure in the world of golf and was considered a national hero/treasure in Spain.
In short, he was an icon of the game.
So click on today’s lesson and go back in time and enjoy that wonderful accent of his!