Bunker Play Instruction, Tips
& Drills For Beginners!
you attempt to play a golf bunker shot, it is important to
note that in the rules of golf, a sand bunker is classed as a hazard.
This means that you're not allowed to touch the sand with any part of
your golf equipment before you are in the process of playing the shot!
Grounding your golf
club before will result in a penalty stroke, which we
can all do without!!
Probably the main reason why a lot
of average golfers fear bunker shots the most, is because it is the
only shot in golf that you are not looking to make contact with the
ball first! With most bunker shots you are actually looking to strike
the sand first, roughly an inch or so behind the ball, to get the best
A good way to get a feel for how hard you need to hit a
bunker shot is to imagine that you are throwing a golf
ball underarm towards
the hole, and use that as a general guideline as to how hard you need
to hit your bunker shots!
time you are going to experience all kinds of difficult golf
bunker shots, from plug lies, fairway
bunker shots, ball below / above
your feet, downhill / uphill lies to bunker shots with high lip faces.
Follow my bunker shot instruction, tips and advice below and start
splashing out of the sand with more confidence.
Bunker Shots Instruction, Tips & Drills:
Steps To Perfect Greenside Bunker Shots
To ensure that you can
support your bunker shot swing and avoid slipping, it is important to
establish a firm footing in the sand. Try not to dig in too much, as
this will only make your swing more rigid and you will lose feel...
To Play Fairway Bunker Shots
The first thing you should understand about the fairway bunker shot is
that you will need to take a different approach to that of your regular
greenside sand shots! Unlike greenside bunker shots where you are
trying to strike the sand...