Golf Swing Video Lesson - Getting Out Of Bunkers
This Bunker Golf Lesson is part of the Golf Swing
Club Video Lesson Library
Understanding the mechanics of your sand wedge and the bunker environment
helps to make sense of the slight changes in stance, club face and
momentum of a successful bunker shot.
Bunker Lesson 1 - Hitting Your Bunker Woods Correctly
Its the shot that most amateur golfers fear. If you can't stay
out of them, then learning how to get out of bunkers can take 2-3
shots off your hole total, by getting out first time. [2:40]
It's not that big a deal. The biggest mistake is falling away from
the shot. You need to anticipate the resistance of the sand and
be strong on the follow through.
Good Lie - Open the stance slightly to face the
target more - open the face of the club. Little more arms than body,
and KEEP MOVING.
Bad Lie - A buried lie is a little harder, but
close the club face and just give it a little more power to take
the divot underneath the ball.
And remember - rake the trap when you have finished.
Bunker Lesson 2 - Bens Bunker Basics
Ben Throckmorton shows you how to simplify bunker play and shoot
lower scores in the process. [5:33]
Bunker Lesson 3 - Perfecting The Sand Game
Golf Pro Kevin Beukema gives amateur Bobby Gromala a few quick
keys to a better sand bunker game. [2:26]
Four quick steps:
- Open your stance by slightly facing the target - keep the ball
in the middle of the stance
- Open the club face
- Hit the sand about a half inch behind the ball
- Take a full backswing and follow through - avoid using a chip
The sand under the ball gives you the backspin to help keep control
of the ball when using more muscle power.
Bunker Lesson 4 - Getting Out Of Fairway Bunkers
In fairway bunkers we need to both get over the bunker lip and
get some distance. [3:19]
- Get the grip right - take it further down the club shaft
- Create a wide stance - to get a wide swing to get the distance
Bunker Lesson 5 - Getting Out Of Fairway Bunkers 2
See what happens if you try to use a Bunker wood to get out of
a Bunker bunker.
Key Point - use the same club with 3 different
swing lengths to give 3 different ball distances.
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