Make Better Contact From Fairway Bunkers

Mark Blackburn

Mark Blackburn

SwingU Master Faculty, Golf Magazine Top-100, Golf Digest Top-50 in America, No. 1 in Alabama

Distance wedges from a bunker are no different than they are from a fairway. We want to make sure we’re making nice, clean contact by maintaining a steady arc. Changing our body height and tilt will lead to inconsistent results and the dreaded fat shot. 

With the ball in the center of the stance, stay nice and centered maintaining your normal posture and delivering the club to the ball with forward shaft lean. Finally, take a shorter swing to ensure better contact.