There is no reason to fear grass or sand bunkers … fairway or greenside! The plethora of available ‘Bunker Advice’ is well-known. One must be aware that each individual will very likely have his or her own ‘Bunker Set-Up Variations’. That is ‘Cool’ as long as you are ‘Scientifically and Mechanically’ appropriate and your technique works in the heat of battle!
You know the myriad of ‘Instructional Drifts’ so I am not going to take more of your valuable time herein. A few points! If you have questions, simply call your personal ‘555 Team Member’.
Practise from an ‘Average Bunker’ … not too hard, soft or deep. ‘Buried Lies’ add to the challenge. Start with your ‘Sand Wedge’ as it will usually have about 56 degrees of ‘Loft’ and 12 to 15 degrees of ‘Bounce’. You can use any tools that will get your job done! With the Clubhead laying on its back, stand on the face. Doing so, your shaft and handle will show you the expected ‘Trajectory’ or ‘Ball Flight Profile’. That will suffice for now. ‘Keep It Stupid Simple’.
Start off with your ‘Alignment’ matching your ‘Wind-Adjusted Target Line’. Initially, do not ‘Open’ either the ‘Square 5 Axis Alignment or Square Clubface Aim’. Soon enough, if 56 degrees is not enough to clear the bunker, you likely have a ‘Lob Wedge’ (60 degrees) in your bag. If that is still not enough, we have more effective tricks up our sleeves! Right now, just use bread and butter to build comfort and confidence! Walk before you run!
‘Bunker Ball Location’ is a little closer to your toes that normal and laterally ‘Sternal’. Make a relatively normal, accelerating and relaxed ‘Full Swing’. Take half an inch of sand from under the ‘South Pole Of The Ball’. Using your ‘Bend & Straighten Bullet-Proof Drill’, make a bit of a ‘Thump’ through the ‘Impact & Separation Zone’. The ‘Clubhead Circumference’ will be slightly more ‘V Shaped’ than ‘U Shaped’. (Thumping ‘2X4 Bunker Boards’ is highly useful)
Ocular Acuity and Athletic Pulmonary Function (DDB) are not optional! Have Fun!
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