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Tips On How To Get A Better Bunker Shot

The sand trap is a lonely place whenever you do not know how to get out of it. Many golfers have less trouble hitting out of the fairway bunker than they do the green trap because they do not feel weird hitting the ball with a full swing. This is something which many golfers struggle with because they want to control the distance by swinging the club slower. This is actually counterproductive and can lead to further frustration. It is much better to use a full swing when in these situations, but to use the proper technique.

The important thing to remember whenever you are hitting a ball out of the bunker is where you are hitting the ball. You need to know where to aim your club when you swing. You also need to pay attention to bunker shots when you are leaning into the bunker as well as those when you are leaning out of the bunker. These different shots will help you in being able to get your ball right where you want it to be on the green every time.

Hitting out of the Middle of the Bunker

The middle of the bunker is about the easiest place that you can hit the ball because you will only need to address the ball correctly. You will need to make sure that you are aiming to hit the ball about 6 inches behind the ball. This is because you are not actually hitting the ball. Instead, you are hitting the sand around the ball. The force from the strike will carry the ball exactly where you want it to go. This is why it is important to hit with a full swing.

Hitting from the Outside Lip

The most difficult shot for most golfers is when you have your back foot out of the bunker and your front foot inside the bunker. You are tempted to simply back out of the bunker and hit it from the grass, but if you can simply change your body angle, you can get the positioning you will need to hit the ball true. Lean in at a 30 degree angle and open your club face so that you will get the kind of swing which will help your ball to soar form the bunker and onto the green in one shot.

Hitting from the Inside Lip

If the ball is right next to the green, it can be deceivingly easy to hit the ball. The important thing to remember is that the ball needs to pop up to get past the lip and onto the green. This is done by leaning back onto the back foot and closing the club face. You will literally bury the club into the side of the bunker so that you will be able to get the pop that you will need. You will not get the much carry because of the back spin, but you will be spared the defeating sight of watching your ball roll back into the trap.

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