How To Play Fairway Bunker Shots!
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
greenside bunker shots where you are trying to strike the sand first so
you can splash the ball out with a higher trajectory and land it softly
on the green, the fairway bunker shot requires you to strike the ball
first, so you can generate the greater distance that is needed.
is important to remember that the priority of all sand shots is to get
the ball safely back into play! So first you need to assess your
situation, how is the golf
ball laying? and what is the height of the lip face?
the ball is too nestled into the sand or the lip face is too high then
the sensible option might be to splash it out and back into play with a
wedge or wedge.
- Assume you normal square setup but with the ball positioned a few
inches further back in your stance, so it is more in the middle, this
will help to ensure that you make contact with the ball first.
- Nestle your feet into the sand about half an inch or so, until you
have a solid base to swing from.
- Choke down on the grip, about the same amount as you have nestled
your feet into the sand, this will help to prevent you from striking
the sand first.
- Shorten your golf
swing for more control and take at least 1 or 2 more golf
clubs than you would normally select for the distance
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...