Birkdale will have seen a lot of golfing action over the week of The Open, with many professionals using similar techniques on the course. This can lead to lots of sandy divots being left in the landing areas.
To make sure these divots are escaped without hindering the shot, PGA golf professional Dan Frost has devised a foolproof tip on how to position the body in order to strike the ball as usual.
Place the ball slightly further back than normal and balance approximately 70% of body weight on the left side of the body.
Once this stance has been achieved, it is key to hit down on the ball in order to strike it out of the divot and onto the green.
Watch this golf tuition video to help escape those sandy divots.