Mastering Bunker Shots First Tip: You’ve got to stick the landing
When somebody asks what the secret to great bunker play is, I answer with this simple sentence: It’s where, when and how to land the club in the sand. Once you understand the engineering built into your wedge, you can make a swing that looks a lot like your regular one ( above)— on plane, with normal wrist hinge and backswing turn—not some arms-only swing from a dramatically open stance like you might have been taught. With some guidance, you’ll start controlling distance, direction and spin. In other words, you’ll hit bunker shots better than ever.
WHOEVER TOLD YOU TO HIT TWO INCHES BEHIND THE BALL WASN’T HELPING YOU TO HIT A GREAT BUNKER SHOT.”