Visualize Grass To Make Fairway Bunker Shots Easier

Dr. Joe Parent

Dr. Joe Parent

SwingU Master Faculty, Renowned Mental Game Coach

Fairway bunker shots are one of the most intimidating and easily botched shots in golf. The confusion that sand bunkers carry in and of themselves on the course is enough for some amateurs to simply put the ball in their pocket and move on to the next hole.

However, I’ve cracked the code and made bunker shots just another swing with a simple visualization drill.

Using the “out-on-close” principle as the first step, take a club that you’re very confident will clear any lip of the bunker, and from there, make a slight ball placement and grip adjustment to go along with a clear visualization of a fairway shot.

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