BUNKER PLAY, ROLL IT OUT
Kevin Smith looks at some aspects of playing from a greenside bunker.
Facing this shot your first goal should be to make sure you get out! You definitely don't want to be playing your next shot from inside the bunker again. This means selecting a club that has enough loft so that you can easily carry the high lip in front. So here I have selected a 54 degree sand iron which should have more than enough loft to help get up and out.
Second is to ensure that the ball will release and roll upon landing on the green. And not pull up quickly leaving you a long putt making it hard to get up and down for only two shots.
So below are the keys to help you achieve a more desirable result.
01-02: SET UP The key to playing a bunker shot where you want the ball to roll out and not spin too much. Is to contact the sand much further behind the ball than normal. By having more sand between the ball and the clubface it will help reduce the...
03 03: BACKSWING As you will be taking more sand behind the ball. You will face more resistance through impact. So to ensure you have enough swing speed through impact, make a slightly longer back swing than you normally would.