Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

To im­prove your feel for bunker shots, prac­tise swing­ing with your right hand only. Start with­out a ball and make some full swings back and through. Re­mem­ber the coffee cup drill for the back­swing and the bow­ing of the right wrist dur­ing the down­swing. Try to slap the sand with the back of the club­head. Grav­ity and the weight of the club will help it re­lease prop­erly and give you a good feel­ing for how big a swing you can make with­out the ball go­ing very far. ▶ The one-handed mo­tion makes it nearly im­pos­si­ble to cut off the swing too soon – a typ­i­cal am­a­teur mis­take. Once you get com­fort­able, hit some bunker shots one-handed. Copy this feel­ing with both hands on the club, and you’ll be amazed how good you can be from the sand.

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