3 Tips to help you play the perfect bunker shot

By: Yorkshire Golf Coach | Mon 09 Oct 2017 | Comments ()


Landing in the greenside bunker can worry any amateur golfer of any ability, the requires skills, confidence and correct technique, something that many golfers may not have when faced with this challenge. PGA professional Ryan Metcalfe highlights how to simplify this shot with 3 easy tips that every golfer is able to execute:

Loft and Twist - Having the right amount of loft on the golf club is the inital fault many golfers start with, which is something that is irreversable in the swing and will lead to a poor shot. Metcalfe believes that when faced with a small amount of green to work with, that it is important to apply loft to the club by twisting the club in your hand, and then proceed to take your normal grip on the club. 

Squat Position - Many golfers will stand too tall and upright in the bunker which is a poor technique for a difficult short game shot like this. Metcalfe believes the perfect set-up position is to squat strong and low into the sand with a firm base, giving you a great position to execute the shot successfully. 

Speed - Another key aspect of this shot requires a consistent and efficient use of speed into the ball. The worst thing for any golfer to do when playing this shot is to try and change the speed of their swing dramatically by speeding up too quick or slowing down too much. Both of these techniques will lead to poor shots, in comparison with a bunker shot that has a controlled and consistent speed to it. 


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Ryan Metcalfe (aka YorkshireGolfCoach) is an experienced & passionate PGA Professional who's been based at The Manor Golf Club in Yorkshire since 2013.

For more information on the Yorkshire Golf Coach visit: www.yorkshiregolfcoach.co.uk

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Ryan Metcalfe (aka YorkshireGolfCoach) is an experienced & passionate PGA Professional based at The Manor Golf Club in Yorkshire.

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