Ladies and Gentlemen, please ask yourself the following question and answer honestly: When was the last time you spent an hour in a bunker?
I loathe a hypocritical Junior Golf Coach- So I often find myself doing things with that in mind (practice what you preach). Today, I spent an hour in a bunker. I should include that I had the unique privilege of doing so at The Greenbrier Sporting Club, which has the finest short game practice area I have ever seen.
If you need some tips, all I can offer is that a wide stance and a lower center of gravity by way of bending the knees will generally help keep your lower body very stationary. When you sway or slide, the bottom of your swing arc moves accordingly.
One final piece of advice: finish the swing with your hands high, up above your lead shoulder. This will help all of us that decelerate the club as it comes into the (sand) ball. But first, please spend that hour in a bunker and then determine if you struggle with bunker shots. You may be surprised- you may even start to see why the best players in the world can get it closer to the hole from the sand than they can from the Fescue.