Creative Bunker Shots

Creative Bunker Shots… How To Hit The Long Bunker Shots

Here is an article by Jack Moorehouse, author of “How To Break 80”, where he passes along some great golf tips on how to hit the long bunker shot.

Hitting A Long Bunker Shot

A green side bunker 20 to 30 yards from the pin isn’t where you want to be with an approach shot or a drive. But even the best of us find ourselves there occasionally. The long bunker shot from a distant bunker is one of the hardest shots for weekend golfers to make, if not the hardest.

Below are six tips for hitting a long bunker shot:

  1. Close your stance instead of opening
  2. Widen your stance a couple of inches
  3. Work your feet firmly into the ground
  4. Concentrate on just skimming the sand
  5. Rotate the club face open to closed

The keys to this shot are two adjustments in your stance. Since you want to make a long accelerating swing, you need a firm foundation. Widening your stance helps. So does working your feet into the ground. But don’t work them in so much that you can’t move them. In addition, close your stance. Your feet should be parallel. That lengthens your swing and makes it easier to bring the club into the ball from inside the line of play.

Use your sand wedge for this shot and focus on just skimming the sand as you go through the ball. Also, rotate the club face from open to closed on the downswing, which you can do by turning your right hand over your left through impact. Incorporating these adjustments into your stance helps you hit an accurate bunker shot.

We can’t stop ourselves from landing in a bunker 20 to 30 yards from the green. No one can. But good golfers get out in one. Hitting a long bunker shot will help you do that, keep your scores in check, and trim strokes from your golf handicap.

Jack Moorehouse is the author of the best-selling book How To Break 80 and Shoot Like the Pros!“. He is NOT a golf pro, rather a working man that has helped thousands of golfers from all seven continents lower their handicaps quickly. His free weekly newsletter goes out to thousands of golfers worldwide and provides the latest golf tips, strategies, techniques and instruction on how to improve your golf game.

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