Getting this move down will take a bit of practice and a bit of trust. If you're used to hitting the ball with your hands, it will seem like there is no power to be had. But you will notice that the feeling at impact changes from a light click to a hard punch, and that the ball takes off with much more authority than before. That's power.
The putter is the last line of your defense. When all else fails, it can save the day. I have seen this with many junior golfers. Because they don't have the size and strength to reach the green in regulation, then rely on good chipping and putting to make par. This turns out to be very helpful in the development of their golf swing mechanics. As they get older and stronger they begin to hit the ball longer. This new ball striking ability is now coupled with already well established chipping and putting skills.
Aim the open face of your club at your target. Stand with your feet together and place your feet so that the ball is lined up between your toes. Implementing these things will help you execute a good shot out of the sand trap.
A golf hole which is rated as a par four is generally 250 to 475 yards in length. Ideally the golfer must reach the green in two shots. Reaching the green in two shots means the golfer has reached the putting surface in regulation. Reaching the green in two shots gives the golfer a chance to put for a birdie. Sinking the ball in two shots will yield a par of four.
Immediately put down anything you might use to harm yourself and others. That means dropping your club, bag, ball, golf shoes or anything you might use to harm another golfer.
Second, the body is much easier to guide in a particular direction, because of its relatively slower movement, than the quick-moving hands. In fact, to guide the club through the ball with your hands means that you have to slow the swing down somewhat to make sure they travel where you want them to go.