What does FatPlate Sand do?
By offering stance and club face position & set-up direction, FatPlate Sand gives you the guidance and confidence to play a variety of bunker shots!
No more drawing lines in the sand behind the ball! FatPlate Sand’s sturdy, toughened polycarbonate gives fantastic auditory feedback when struck, making it the ideal practice tool to help you repeatedly hit the sand from 1 up to 4 inches behind the ball.
Who is FatPlate Sand for?
Everyone! FatPlate Sand is used by tour pros, teaching pros and recreational golfers of all abilities.
Tip: When using FatPlate Sand for the first time high handicap golfers / inconsistent ball strikers in particular should learn & understand their swing/strike pattern by striking the ball from the number 1 (most forward ball position) Once a strike pattern has been established & skill level increased, the ball can then be placed further back (on numbers 2 & 3) as a progression of difficulty. You can then even progress to the advanced users level.
Whilst the instructions described honour our beliefs, this direction acts merely as guidance & is discretionary to any teaching professional’s absolute opinion. (Why not give it a go though!)
As with all FatPlates, FatPlate Sand has ultimately been designed purely with ‘impact’ in mind so feel free to adapt the variables of stance & set-up based upon your own personal ideology.
Assisted Learning Drills
In the video series of drills below, PGA professional Ben Frost helps you to maximise your self-learning potential. More instructional videos can be found on our YouTube channel: FatPlate Golf
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 1
Understanding & Setup
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 2
Getting Started - Your first goal
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 3
Getting Started - Introduce a ball
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 4
Shot Variability - Hit longer bunker shots
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 5
Hit shorter bunker shots
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 6
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 7
Plugged & Tight Lie
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 8
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 9
Test 1: The Faultless Five
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 10
Test 2: The Ten Shot Test
FP Sand Assisted Learning Vid 11
Test 3: The Dispersion Drill
Visit our Lessons page if you’re interested in expert one-to-one or group tuition from PGA professional & FatPlate’s Head of Product Development and Instruction Ben Frost. And if you can’t make it in person to our National Headquarters in the West Midlands (England), online lessons will soon also be available.
Alternatively, you can also book lessons with a PGA professional in the FatPlate Performance Studio at The National PGA Academy at The Belfry
Full product spec
Frequently Asked Questions
How does FP Sand 2018 differ. (FP Sand) 2017 doesn’t allow me to play the long 4 inch shots I’m used to (playing).
FatPlate Sand (2017) was designed purely to encourage the training of a consistent entry point shot after shot, something that we know most golfers simply cannot do.
FatPlate Sand (2018) offers stance, club face & set-up direction, whilst the extended legs & new surface instructions give ‘out of the box’ guidance for a variety of bunker shots to be played anywhere from 1 up to 4 inches behind the ball. A key feature of FatPlate Sand (2018) is it’s thicker body – which gives extra auditory feedback when struck, really letting you know when your entry-point is too far back.
Can I use FatPlate Sand in all weather conditions?
Yes. But when not in use FatPlate Sand must be stored indoors in order to provide normal device function & effective application.
As I’d probably hit the first 100 shots fat with the FatPlate Sand, how will my clubs fare bouncing off of the body (assume plastic)?
Should you hit the body of the FatPlate Sand your club will simply bounce through to impact without causing damage to the club nor FatPlate.
What sort of guarantee is there for the plate?
We are only able to offer the standard guarantee that statutory rights offers consumers as we simply cannot test based upon all climatic & storage situations and swing speed & path variables.
Due to the 24hr a day global nature of our sales we prefer to operate Customer Services via email.
For all order related enquiries please drop Vicky & Hannah in Customer Services a line email@example.com and they will aim to respond within 24 hours.
Do you ship Worldwide?
Yes we ship worldwide from here in England. Simply select your required currency from the currency drop down list at the top of the website and then just add any items you would like to the cart. At check out you can then select and input your address to calculate shipping costs.
If you have any problems please just drop Vicky or Hannah in Customer Services us a line firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will my delivery take?
Shipments to the United Kingdom
Royal Mail Tracked 24 – Next working day* parcel delivery with online tracking
Royal Mail Tracked 48 – 2-3 day parcel delivery with online tracking
(Orders placed up to 15:00 Mon-Fri, despatched the same day – *applicable for the next day service.)
*Delivery Aim for Royal Mail Tracked 24 is the next working day but deliveries to certain postcode areas may take longer.
Shipments within Europe
Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed – 2-5 Working Days delivery with online tracking
Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed – 5-7 Working Days with online tracking
Notes for US Customers
We aim to have all US deliveries arrive at US Customs within 48 hours of despatch. Although we have no control over the time it takes US Customs to process shipments and pass them on to your local US courier, we have found that shipments are generally taking 5-10 days from order placement
Import Duties and Taxes: Import duties and local taxes are not included in the product price or shipping and handling cost and may be collected upon delivery from the carriers for certain packages. These charges are the recipient’s responsibility as we are only charging the transportation fee for the packages. You may check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be if applicable
Do I need a PayPal account to check out?
No a PayPal account is not needed in order to make payment.
We accept both PayPal and card payments on our website. You can use your regular credit or debit card to make payment and PayPal just acts as the merchant gateway in the same way that Worldpay, Sagepay or any other payment gateway would.
I need to change my delivery address, how do I do this?
Due to the 24hr a day global nature of our sales we operate Customer Services via email.
For all order related enquiries please drop Vicky & Hannah in Customer Services a line email@example.com and they will aim to respond within 24 hours and help you with your query.