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This is the more advanced bunker method. It is harder to learn that the 'straight face' approach but once you have it down, it is far superior as the club slides effortlessly through the sand without ever digging in.
|I have just dug up some incredible footage that we shot on the Phantom camera when filming the Golf Coach apps. This is the pro swing model, David Griffiths, playing a chip and run with a PW.|
Hitting your chip shots fat or thin usually comes about because the bottom of your swing arc is in the wrong place (usually too far back), which means the angle of attack is poor. You’ll either hit the ground behind the ball or hit up on the ball causing you to thin the ball across the green. The best way to overcome this scenario is to learn to use the bounce on the club and recognize the right feeling of the club ‘skidding’ through the grass.
Taken from an article I wrote for Today’s Golfer Magazine
Use the Bounce to Slide
Through the Sand
If you are looking to break 90 on a regular basis then you will need to be able to control the trajectory and distance of your bunker shots. For this to happen we need to have the club sliding through the sand with minimal resistance and that means using the bounce on the bottom of the club and swinging slightly across the ball.