Bunker Tip - Learn to play the high launching bunker shot

By: Phillip Akers | Tue 20 Jun 2017 | Comments ()


Most amateur golfers find any bunker shot a difficult short game technique, the high and soft landing bunker shot is no exception to this rule. 

Phil Akers, a senior teaching professional at the Belfry believes that the shot can be made a lot harder than it needs to be, simply trusting the loft on the club and commiting to the shot can produce the best result. 

One aspect of the shot that Phil believes is paramount to success is choosing the right club with the appropriate amount of bounce. His choice for this shot is a high lofted wedge with plenty of bounce, using the curvature and bounce of the club is crucial to succeeding with this shot. 

Making sure you open the club face and softly clip the ball instead of digging into the sand in a steep and aggressive action will naturally improve the ball flight of your future bunker shots out on the course. 


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Phillip Akers is the Senior Coach at The Belfry and he is experienced in coaching all levels of player, specialising in Junior Development and Elite level coaching. Phillip measures, tweaks and tests his clients performance using Trackman and high speed video analysis whilst providing tangible results using Strokes Gained data.

To find out more about Phillip you can visit: @PhilAkersGolf, Facebook: www.facebook.com/philakersgolf or via: www.thebelfryacademy.com


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