Calibrate your sand explosion shots

If you can feel the swing for a 30, 40 or 50 yard pitch shot with a 56, 58 or 60 degree wedge you have the right feel/technique to cover 30, 40 or 50 feet of “explosion” type bunker shots.

The difference is in ball first contact for the pitch; sand first contact (an inch behind the ball) for the explosion bunker shot.

Yes there are more specialty types of bunker shots. However, master the pitch shot technique and then use it to hit explosion shots and you will find the 30 yard pitch stroke if used in a bunker will have the ball traveling roughly 30 feet if you hit the sand first an inch behind the ball.