Why The Pros Are So Good Out Of The Bunker

Jason Sutton

Jason Sutton

SwingU Master Faculty, Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, #1 in North Carolina by Golf Digest

One of the scariest shots in golf for the amateur player is the bunker shot. Why is that the PGA Tour players are so good out of these bunkers?

The leading cause of poor bunker play is entering the sand too early and too far behind the golf ball. 

The first thing we want to do is orient ourselves lower than the golf ball since we want to hit the sand first. Next, we want to shift our knees and upper body a little forward, and third, we want to open our clubface to make sure we’re using the bounce, not the leading edge. Finally, we want to make sure that our trunk is rotating through to the finish.

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