Two Tips That Will Immediately Help Your Bunker Play

Craig Bocking

Craig Bocking

2016, 2020 & 2021 Alabama-NW Florida Teacher of the Year, Top-25 Elite Master Coach, Golf Digest Best In Alabama

When you’re faced with a greenside bunker shot, you first need to identify the type of sand you typically play so that you can then select the proper wedge and bounce for the shot. 

A common mistake occurs when golfers open up their wedge face too much, introducing too much of the back flange of the wedge, which makes it difficult to do the very thing they think they’re doing – getting the ball up into the air. 

Playing out of firm sand, square the club more and allow the slope to provide the lift for the shot.

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