When ever you are faced with the feared long bunker shot, a wedge is typically used to make this shot with a hard swing to get the ball near or preferable in the hole. Most times you simply hit the ball with too much spin, thin or fat.
Typically, a lob or sand wedge is used to make this shot. Make a easier golf swing by trying to power through the sand by opting for more club. This seemingly difficult shot can be made easier if you follow these simple steps below.
- You have to choose a longer golf club, typically a 6 or 7 iron.
- Open the club face slightly which will increase the bounce to the hole, then set your hands behind the club head.
- With your head steady and your body quiet, swing down smoothly with your arms driving your motion. Avoid making aggressive movement with your lower body.
- Without adding muscle power or leg drive impact, hit a spot about four inches behind the golf ball.
- The low energy golf swing will produce a medium trajectory shot that will hit the green then release all the way to the hole.
Remember as always, you will have have to practice the bunker shot a few times until you master it. Happy golfing and stay away from the bunkers.