In Tiger Woods book, “How I Play Golf,” he said the 30-60 yard bunker shot is the hardest in the game. It’s hard because it’s in between how to play a greenside bunker shot and not long enough to hit like a fairway bunker shot . Here’s how you can do it: Set up slightly open to the target.
For most sand shots you face you want to play the ball off your front foot. The farther you move the ball back, the lower trajectory the ball will take and the more it will run out. This can be useful with some shots, but as a general rule, play the ball off your front foot. Keep in mind this is NOT a pitch and run.
For most players, it is a good idea to have three clubs in mind as possibilities when getting ready for a greenside bunker shot. The sand wedge is on that list, of course, as are the lob wedge and the pitching wedge .
So yes you can chip a ball out of the bunker . It’s a high tariff shot, it’s probably something that needs a bit of practice and it’s probably something that only applies to people that play in very poor quality bunkers or bunkers that are really sodden and water logged and there’s very little sand in them.
If you don’t want to or decide you can ‘t play your ball as it lies when your ball is in a bunker , you may decide it is unplayable . (4) Your fourth relief option comes with two penalty strokes – you may get out of the bunker using the back-on-the-line relief option (see Rule 19.3b).
7 Tips for Getting Out of the Sand Trap Choose the Right Club. Choosing the right club will be your first decision when approaching your shot. Take the Right Set Up. Set up by grounding your feet into the sand . The Right Grip. Make the Right Swing. Follow Through. Have the Right Mindset. Practice, Practice, Practice!
Hello, skull . Catching a bunker shot thin is typically the result of hanging too far back on your right foot while trying to “scoop” the ball into the air. (This can also lead to fat contact, by the way.)
Here’s where you make or break a bunker shot . You hit the sand in a consistent spot by maintaining the position of your head relative to the ball–directly above it. Keep that left spine tilt and at least 60 percent of your weight on your left side during the swing.
The majority of your bunker shots might be played using your sand wedge , but when you are required to hit a really high, soft landing bunker shot, you need to use your highest lofted wedge . Using the lob wedge for those high bunker shots will give you the best chance to pull off the shot.