Tips on How to Hit from Any Bunker
This section offers tips on how to hit golf shots from sand bunkers. Indeed, while all bunker shot tips offered here deal with situations where the ball sits on top of sand the various lies call for tweaks to your setup and swing in order to be successful. The bunker shots covered are:
The basics to the typical bunker shots are covered and a lot of the tips will apply to the other types of bunker shots that are featured in this section.
Review our wet sand tips in order to protect yourself from seeing the club bounce from the hard surface and shoot your ball clean over the green.
Review our plugged bunker tips in order to successfully dislodge the ball from its tricky location.
You need to make some adjustments to your swing and setup in order to avoid hitting the ball thin or leaving the ball in the bunker.
You’ll need to make modifications to avoid seeing your club dig into the sand behind the ball and getting stuck there, along with the ball.
You’ll need to tweak your setup and swing in order to avoid skulling the ball thin and sending it over the green, or straight into the lip of the bunker.
Review our long bunker shot tips in order to send the ball up onto the green and rolling towards the hole.
Follow our short bunker tips to see the ball fly a short distance and land softly onto the green.
They can be found alongside – or within – fairways and shots from them require tweaks to your setup and swing as well. Indeed, the advice for greenside bunkers presented above do not apply to shots from fairway bunkers as the increased distance to the green changes the situation fundamentally.