Bunker Shot Tips - How to Beat the Bunker
When a golfer ends up in the bunker, you can usually
hear swearing all the way to the clubhouse. It's not that
they are bad; it's just that they feel bunkers can defeat
There are a few hidden bunker shot tips that not many people have
caught onto yet. Here are a few hidden bunker busters that
will make you wish that you knew this before you hit your
Your first step is to imagine that the bunker is not your
worst enemy. If you think the bunker is your worst enemy,
you will fear them and this will have an adverse effect on
So next time you land in one, don't just give up, hit the
ball, and hope. That will get you nowhere. You will just
end up taking another bunker shot; and the scorecard will
increase with every shot you take.
Another important thing to keep in mind is your footing.
Many people will simply allow their feet and legs to adjust
to the sand. That is not the best thing to do; make the
sand work for you by taking the time to establish your
The next thing you should do is take a open stance and get
relaxed. If you are comfortable on the tee, then why can't
you be comfortable in the bunker?
After this, you will need to distribute your weight in a
effective manner; usually more to the left-hand side is
the best way to go when you are trapped in a bunker.
Now practice your motion. When swinging the club, move
the same distance backwards as you do forward. Learn it and
remember it: the shot in the bunker will always be tricky.
You should now prepare for the shot, but remember to hit
the sand roughly two inches before the ball. This creates
a scoop effect that will allow the ball to be played
out of the rough instead of rolling straight into the
You should also accelerate through the ball. This allows
for more power in the shot and will give the ball that
little bit of extra distance towards the hole.
Always remember that the sand is your ally, not your
enemy. Don't fear the bunker and you will constantly
surprise yourself with the one-shot bunker trick.
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