Yesterday I was the first one on the golf course before the sun even came up. I have to play at these odd times because I have a little kid plus I still have to work and provide for my family. So that means if I want to get better at golf I have to make scarifies like rising at the crack of dawn like it's a call time for a commercial shoot.
Now to the good stuff, I found myself in the bunker numerous times on this particular day. Luckily I have been watching bunker videos on my Golf Academy app. I suggest you download it and it’s free! The worst that could happen is you might actually get better. This VIDEO from Martin Hall helped me a lot, especially since Monarch Bay has this links style course with deep bunkers. It didn't help that the pin was right on the front aka a greenside bunker. In the video below Martin shares some bunker knowledge from the late and great Seve Ballesteros on how to generate spin from the greenside bunker. Great video you should watch it the link is below.
Now here are my tips and they are really simple.
Step 1 - Set up with the ball slightly forward in your stance
Step 2 - Bend these knees
Step 3 - Create a shallow angle of attach like a sweeping cuffing motion, this will activate the bounce in your sand wedge.
Step 4 - Make sure the lower body stays quite
Step 5 - Really plant that right foot almost like a brace
Step 6 - No matter what accelerate through the ball
Step 7 – Slightly open your stance to the left (If you’re right handed)
Step 8 - Last but not least don't forget to open that clubface
Follow these steps and watch that ball shoot out the bunker high and land on the green by the flag.