Sand and de­liver

Mas­ter those long bunker shots

Today's Golfer (UK) - - First Tee -

Fault: Com­ing up short on longer green­side bunker shots Fix: Cre­ate a more ‘driv­ing’ im­pact

The open-faced ‘splash’ shot works well for stan­dard bunker shots of five to 15 yards, but quite of­ten you need to cre­ate a bit more power from the sand. This shot, on the 8th at the Palmeraie Re­sort in Marrakech, is a great ex­am­ple; I have 20 yards of green to cover, and I need to cre­ate a lower flight to get the ball run­ning back to the pin. The so­lu­tion is to cre­ate a stance and swing that de­liver a more pow­er­ful im­pact, the club driv­ing for­ward like a snow plough through the sand. Here’s what you need to do to play it.

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