Better Bunker Play

Common misunderstandings about greenside bunker play include the swing required, the angle of attack and the angle of the shaft and clubface at impact. Choosing the correct club for you is important. More loft for short shots, less loft for long shots is the general rule. In order to execute a proper bunker shot, practice “flopping” the ball over a bunker to better understand how the sand wedge works. Proper shaft angle at address, grip pressure and “using the bounce” are key elements and can simplify the fear of this shot. I offer the “keep it simple” approach. And remember, learning to “thump” the sand with your club will improve your performance.