Does your bunker play have you down? To improve it, think about choosing a different club, alter your mindset…and don’t forget to SPLASH! Here’s a new way to approach bunker shots:
- Select the appropriate club based on the distance needed. This could be anything from a 56-degree wedge to a 6- or 7-iron.
- Prepare your normal stance and be sure to take a full swing.
- Now, the mindset is to splash the sand, not explode through it. Try to keep constant pressure in your hands, and vary your attack angle until you produce a “splash” divot of six to eight inches long and about ½ an inch deep.
Pro tip: The harder the sand, the less of a swing you need. If the sand is very soft, consider clubbing up and swinging harder.
Tips adapted from Randy Chang | Golf Tips