Hitting Over Bunker – Get The Right Distance
Here we are, on the other side of the bunker and we want the ball to go over the bunker onto the green and actually stay on the green.
How are we going to do that?
Do you remember a few weeks ago that I shared a video with you all about what to do when you hit the ball over the bunker. Here is here if you missed it.. #120 Web TV: How To Hit Over A Bunker Not to be worried about the bunker but actually going back and through and holding a specific position just to make sure the ball was travelling over the bunker. You didn’t have to worry about where it ended up.
Do you remember that? I’m putting my thumbs up if you said yes.
What I’m going to do here is to show you how to figure out the length you need to have with a sand wedge. You can use a lob wedge as well, 56 degrees, if you don’t have one a sand wedge is great.
Now we’re going to work out how far back and through we have to take the swing. Getting the ball to go over the bunker and also getting the ball to stay on the green.
Here we are, on the other side of the bunker and we want to get the ball to go over the bunker and onto the green. The thing we need to identify, just like we worked on when we did the swing from before, hitting over bunkers, and I said about having a hold position, we definitely want to have a hold position coming through but we also have to work on how far to take the club back and through.
Now, I’m just going to do a short swing, giving you an example. Back, through and hold. The ball lands in the bunker. What does that tell us?
That tells, because we did everything right, we did the hold position. That tells us that our back swing wasn’t long enough.
What we need to do is to increase the back swing but also to use the hold position. If I was to do it again, back a bit further, hold. Now, what I found is that the ball not only went over the bunker, it is on the green and it has actually stayed on there.
I’ve had a bit more experience, probably, of hitting the balls over the bunker so don’t freak out if you don’t get it in the second go. The plan is here, to make sure you are practicing the shot, making sure that once you get the feel of the shot and the swing of how far you felt it went back, around 8 o’clock or something like that, or it could have gone back to 9 o’clock, it’s what you are feeling, but make sure you are holding the hold position at the end so that you are getting the ball to go over the bunker.
Remember if you do little swings, back and through, they are not going to go very far. They will end up in the bunker.
Therefore, the feedback that we get from it is to make sure it’s a longer back swing.
Do a longer back swing, back and through and then hold. Make sure that you are working on the longer backswing and holding position.
Hope you enjoyed this tip and I hope you got a lot of value out of today’s video.
Have an absolutely awesome day, take care, and remember; tee it high and let it fly.
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