PRACTICE WITH ONE HAND
A lot of what I teach in the bunkers comes from my dad, who developed a great system for sand play. It’s based on the bottom hand – the right hand for righties – “throwing” the club into the sand behind the ball. This throwing motion maximises loft and exposes the club’s bounce for a skimming action.
Hit some sand shots right-hand only. Feel like you’re really unloading the club with that hand so the shaft leans away from the target at impact Let your arm straighten and wrist unhinge. After a while, add your left hand but keep that right-hand release.