Friday, February 27, 2009

Greenside Bunker Shot Fundamentals

• This shot should be performed using a sand wedge or lob wedge.

• Open your stance and dig your feet into the sand. This helps you become more stable.

• Position ball approximately even with the inside heel of your front foot.

• Open your clubface. When addressing ball, keep club slightly above the sand. Touching the sand before you actually make your swing is a penalty.

• Aim for a spot approximately 2-3 inches behind ball. You must hit the sand first.

• Cock your wrists earlier than normal for this shot and take a more upright backswing.

• Take approximately a ¾ swing. Aim for your spot in the sand, blast the club through the sand and be aggressive with your swing.

• Your swing path should be outside in.

• Club should not hit the ball at all.

• Accelerate through the shot and follow through.

• The further your target is, the less sand you will hit behind the ball