There is no such thing as a shot tougher for the typical leisure golfer than a protracted pitch from a greenside bunker. Simply getting the ball out of the sand could be a troublesome proposition at instances, and whenever you add within the delicate contact wanted to manage your distance correctly, the shot turns into all of the tougher.
However whereas these photographs might be troublesome, they aren’t unattainable. In actual fact, for those who use the correct approach, these photographs could be a breeze. GOLF High 100 Trainer Jonathan Yarwood explains how within the video beneath.
“The excessive spinny shot is just too excessive threat — it’s very laborious to guage when it’s lengthy distance,” Yarwood says. “So I’ve created a shot I name a ‘chunk and run.’”
Because the title suggests, it is a shot that you’re going to deliberately chunk, after which let it run towards the opening.
“As soon as it hits the inexperienced, due to the much less backspin, it’s going to [forward] spin instantly,” Yarwood says. “You’re nearly intentionally mishitting it. It’s a no brainer shot.”
Use this bunker approach to flee the sand each time
E.A. Tischler, High 100 Trainer
To hit the shot, set as much as the ball such as you would on any regular bunker shot with an open stance and the ball ahead in your stance. Nonetheless, as an alternative of opening the clubface, maintain the face sq. at deal with.
Subsequent, make a large and abbreviated backswing with not as a lot wrist hinge as you’d have on a traditional bunker shot. While you make your downswing, roll the toe of the membership over via affect and decelerate because the membership travels via the sand. The ball ought to come out with little or no spin and roll out towards the opening.
“It’s a good way — a no brainer manner — to get it near the flag when it’s a good distance from you,” he says. “For those who hit it, inform your mates you probably did it on function.”
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