When it comes to trying to get out of the bunker, there are a few key points you need to keep in mind.
1.) Your Stance
When you’re in the bunker you want to get your feet nice and wide apart. You want to get into an athletic stance, almost like if you’re playing defense in basketball.
Bend your knees and put your hips back a bit to be able to have a stable foundation for your swing.
2. Put Weight on Your Front Leg
Net, you need to lean your weight on your front leg. This will be your right leg if you’re left-handed and you left leg if you are right-handed.
You do this to get extra leverage on the ball and to change your attack angle so that you can get even more of a nice ark on your shot and really get out of the bunker.
One of the biggest reasons that people don’t get out of the bunker is because they don’t get far enough under the ball and don’t hit it high enough to get over the lip.
Putting your weight forward like this allow you to make sure you get under the ball and pop it out the bunker.
3.) Big Swing
Lastly, you want to take a big swing to make sure that you really get under that ball.
You to focus on a nice high finish and hit that sand right behind the golf ball with a big finish toward our hole.
You want to hit the sand right behind the ball so that you don’t top it and make great contact with it.
So, in short, the three things you need to keep in mind to get the shots out of the bunker are:
- Athletic Stance
- Weight on that left side
- Big Swing and Hit the Sand Right Behind the Ball
Apply those 3 things and you will definitely see and improvement in your ability to get the ball out of the sand pit next time you hit it in.