Setting Up To Succeed From The Bunkers

By Jimmy Rockelman

One of the more difficult and feared shots for most players is recovering from the fairway bunker. If you understand the proper changes in your set up, you will be able to be more consistent playing from these bunkers. Always remember fairway bunkers are hazards and try to escape by taking enough loft to carry the lip of the bunker, even if that means laying up short of the green.

• Grip down on the club to balance out when you dig your feet into the sand.

• Place ball slightly back in your stance to help make solid contact.

• Select a club with enough loft to ensure clearing the lip of the bunker.

• Swing more with your arms while working to keep your feet stable.

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