Landing in the sand trap or bunker is a common and frustrating problem for many golfers. However, leaving the sand in one shot is possible, provided you make the right shot. To help you leave the sand correctly, imagine a box around the ball with about two inches on each side. The box represents the area of sand you will hit instead of the ball. You must lift the sand beneath the ball in order to get the ball out of the sand. Your swing will need to be faster than normal since the sand will reduce your clubhead speed. For more information on perfecting your game, including getting out of the sand in one shot, contact a golf course or golf professional in your area.