Go ahead and get cozy with the ball

Golf Digest Middle East - - Play Your Best / Bunker Basics -

What’s the most com­mon bunker ad­vice you’ve heard? I bet it’s to hit two or three inches be­hind the ball. That works if you want to chunk the ball out and watch it roll across the green. But to get tour-qual­ity spin, where the ball lands and checks by the hole, you need to get closer. Draw a line two inches be­hind the ball in prac­tice, but land the back of the club on that line, not the lead­ing edge. The face should strike the sand much closer to the ball ( above). You’ll control dis­tance much eas­ier this way, be­cause your shots will be crisp with­out all that sand dead­en­ing them. As long as you set up well ( right), you won’t have to worry about blad­ing it.

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