Hit the “chunk-and-roll” for height

Golf Digest Middle East - - Play Your Best -

here are two fac­tors in how you hit any green­side bunker shot: the speed of the swing and where the club­head en­ters the sand. For a chunk-and-roll, the club­head should blast the sand so far be­hind the ball (about two to three inches) that you have zero chance of hit­ting it thin. You want to take a lot of sand with a lot of speed. The prime mo­ments for this shot are when your ball is on an up­s­lope or buried in the sand. The ball can just pop out high with no spin and tum­ble for­ward with the break of the green, like a putt. In the setup, favour your front foot to get your weight dis­tri­bu­tion even with the slope. Just like a reg­u­lar bunker shot, stand a lit­tle open and swing along your foot line. Go hard with a down­ward driv­ing mo­tion. The slope wants to stop the club’s mo­men­tum, but don’t let it. Ex­plode through with strong shoul­ders and arms.

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