Friday, 6 June 2014

Grip Down On Bunker Shots

By Darren

1. Make sure you weaken your grip by turning your hands to the left of your usual grip. This prevents your hands from turning over. (just enough so you feel like if you took a full swing you'd be apt to push or slice with that grip.)

2. Focus on that grain of sand and do not take your eyes off of it!

3. Accelerate through the shot and follow through. If you quit on it you'll be doing it all over again on the next shot.

4. Take a few practice swings from the rough before you get into the bunker. (This technique also makes for a nice flop shot out of heavy rough!)

5. Dig in with your feet a good 1/2" or so. This brings you down even lower which helps insure you don't catch it thin.

This shot is one of the easiest to teach. It's a little tricky to describe in words though. (as you can tell)

Master this shot and instead of saying "I suck at these", you'll be saying "can someone pull the pin?" (don't really pull it or you'll be sucking again.)

- See more at: http://isuckatgolf.net/bunkershotmadeeasy.html#sthash.mSPMgkOj.dpuf

1. Make sure you weaken your grip by turning your hands to the left of your usual grip. This prevents your hands from turning over. (just enough so you feel like if you took a full swing you'd be apt to push or slice with that grip.)

2. Focus on that grain of sand and do not take your eyes off of it!

3. Accelerate through the shot and follow through. If you quit on it you'll be doing it all over again on the next shot.

4. Take a few practice swings from the rough before you get into the bunker. (This technique also makes for a nice flop shot out of heavy rough!)

5. Dig in with your feet a good 1/2" or so. This brings you down even lower which helps insure you don't catch it thin.

This shot is one of the easiest to teach. It's a little tricky to describe in words though. (as you can tell)

Master this shot and instead of saying "I suck at these", you'll be saying "can someone pull the pin?" (don't really pull it or you'll be sucking again.)

- See more at: http://isuckatgolf.net/bunkershotmadeeasy.html#sthash.mSPMgkOj.dpuf

1. Make sure you weaken your grip by turning your hands to the left of your usual grip. This prevents your hands from turning over. (just enough so you feel like if you took a full swing you'd be apt to push or slice with that grip.)

2. Focus on that grain of sand and do not take your eyes off of it!

3. Accelerate through the shot and follow through. If you quit on it you'll be doing it all over again on the next shot.

4. Take a few practice swings from the rough before you get into the bunker. (This technique also makes for a nice flop shot out of heavy rough!)

5. Dig in with your feet a good 1/2" or so. This brings you down even lower which helps insure you don't catch it thin.

This shot is one of the easiest to teach. It's a little tricky to describe in words though. (as you can tell)

Master this shot and instead of saying "I suck at these", you'll be saying "can someone pull the pin?" (don't really pull it or you'll be sucking again.)

- See more at: http://isuckatgolf.net/bunkershotmadeeasy.html#sthash.mSPMgkOj.dpuf

1. Make sure you weaken your grip by turning your hands to the left of your usual grip. This prevents your hands from turning over. (just enough so you feel like if you took a full swing you'd be apt to push or slice with that grip.)

2. Focus on that grain of sand and do not take your eyes off of it!

3. Accelerate through the shot and follow through. If you quit on it you'll be doing it all over again on the next shot.

4. Take a few practice swings from the rough before you get into the bunker. (This technique also makes for a nice flop shot out of heavy rough!)

5. Dig in with your feet a good 1/2" or so. This brings you down even lower which helps insure you don't catch it thin.

This shot is one of the easiest to teach. It's a little tricky to describe in words though. (as you can tell)

Master this shot and instead of saying "I suck at these", you'll be saying "can someone pull the pin?" (don't really pull it or you'll be sucking again.)

- See more at: http://isuckatgolf.net/bunkershotmadeeasy.html#sthash.mSPMgkOj.dpuf

1. Make sure you weaken your grip by turning your hands to the left of your usual grip. This prevents your hands from turning over. (just enough so you feel like if you took a full swing you'd be apt to push or slice with that grip.)

2. Focus on that grain of sand and do not take your eyes off of it!

3. Accelerate through the shot and follow through. If you quit on it you'll be doing it all over again on the next shot.

4. Take a few practice swings from the rough before you get into the bunker. (This technique also makes for a nice flop shot out of heavy rough!)

5. Dig in with your feet a good 1/2" or so. This brings you down even lower which helps insure you don't catch it thin.

This shot is one of the easiest to teach. It's a little tricky to describe in words though. (as you can tell)

Master this shot and instead of saying "I suck at these", you'll be saying "can someone pull the pin?" (don't really pull it or you'll be sucking again.)

- See more at: http://isuckatgolf.net/bunkershotmadeeasy.html#sthash.mSPMgkOj.dpuf
  • Open the club face so that it faces the sky – as though you could balance a glass coke on it.
  • Aim your feet and hips to the left of target (for the right-handed golfer) to compensate for the club face, which is pointing to the right of the flag.
  • Grip down towards the bottom of the grip for more control. ( As seen in photo)
  • The ball should be slightly ahead of centre in your stance. If you draw a line in the sand right in the middle of your stance, this is where the club should strike and the ball should be two inches ahead of that line.
  • Not every bunker shot has to be played with a full swing. Just as you would vary the length of your swing for chips and pitch shots, you should for bunker shots too.
  • Make a good follow through, accelerating through the golf ball. If you tend to decelerate and ‘quit’ on bunker shots, try making a one-third backswing and two-thirds follow through.
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