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Faiway Bunkers

Posted May 24, 2015 in beginner intermediate advanced distance control feel tips

Fairway bunker shots are some of the least practiced shots by amateurs. Spend some time on the range in a bunk hitting out of a flat bunker with no lip (no high hill in front of you) and master the following steps:

  • When you have to hit a full shot out of the bunker in the middle of the fairway, make sure your club does not touch the ground at address. 
  • Dig your feet into the sand to get a stable base like windshield wipers.
  • Choke down slightly on the club, to account for your feet being lower than normal. (Choking down on the club means you will grip down further than normal.)
  • Take your normal swing with the intention of hitting mostly ball with a bit of sweeping sand with it.