Don’t Fear Downhill Bunker Shots Any More

Amateur golfers are already hesitant about the correct way to play from a bunker, but when thrust into a situation that features and downhill lie in the sand, the fear becomes palpable. 

Swing-U instructor Ryan Rustand breaks down a few key adjustments you need to make when playing a shot out of the bunker on a downhill lie.

  • Match your body lines — shoulders and hips — with the slope
  • Open your stance and your clubface, getting the ball position front-of-center
  • Work to use a quick hinge to avoid unwanted contact with any lip that may be interfering with your swing
  • Make a steep and descending blow into the sand, allowing your body and club to do the work of extricating the ball from the bunker.

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