Many golfers out there dread the bunker shot, thinking once they go in the sand… “well, there goes this hole”.  If you’re one of those people, follow these simple directions to greater sand success.

As you can see in the picture above, the clubface of the sandwedge is wide open, almost laying flat.  The reason is not to add more loft, but to put the “bounce” below the “leading edge”.  The bounce is that bulge or ridge on the back of your sandwedge… it is shown in this picture highlighted in yellow.  The key is to allow that bounce to strike the sand, preventing the club from digging.  Along with that…

  1. Widen your stance and try to sit low, like your rear end is almost on a bench.  The taller you are the steeper your swing will be, creating a digging path… bad.
  2. Use your hands… allow your wrists to hinge in the backswing, and release in the forward swing.  Try to feel the weight of the club and allow it to do all the work.
  3. Ball position should be in the middle of your stance, nothing fancy here
  4. Open the clubface!

Happy Bunkering in 2015!!!

January 3, 2015

Here’s how to… Love Bunkers

Many golfers out there dread the bunker shot, thinking once they go in the sand… “well, there goes this hole”.  If you’re one of those people, follow these simple directions to greater sand success. As you can see in the picture above, the clubface of […]