#161 Web TV: How To Hit Bunker Shot From High Side Of Bunker

How To Hit Bunker Shot From High Side Of Bunker

Where am I?

Can you see where the ball is, plugged isn’t it?

Up in the high side of the bunker.

How do we hit it?

You don’t know?

Well, that’s what we are going to discover!

Today I thought it was important that you know how to actually get your ball out of the bunker. We get into this situation every so often, not all the time, just every so often where the ball is plugged in up on the high end of the bunker and we have to play it.

So, what do we do?

Firstly, I’m going to show you what you should not do. This is what I see, people get set and then go to play the shot and what happens is that they try and lift the ball out of the bunker. What actually happens is they try to lift their arms and their shoulders, and then what happens?

The ball just runs straight back down and guess what?

It’s another bunker shot!

What we want to do here is we only want the one bunker shot. We don’t want two.

Now we’ll work or getting it out of the bunker and I’m going to show you how to do it.

The thing we need to make sure of is when we are playing this shot we need to make sure that the club face stays nice and straight coming through. When we play the shot and the club hits the sand we have to make sure the club continues to stay straight all the way through. When you bring the club through the face needs to stay nice and straight. It doesn’t want to turn and twist around. That’s what we’re going to be working on.

I’m just going to do a practice swing for you so you can see what I mean. Going back, through and hold.

Make sure the ball is in line with the left foot. The thing is that when you are doing this, the weight will feel more on your right leg, because it’s the lower part. The left leg obviously needs to have the leg bent.

Now, we’re going to work on holding that position. Back, through and hold.

What you would have seen was the ball travelling out of the bunker but what you would also have seen was me coming through and holding the position.

That is exactly what you need to do.

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12 Responses to #161 Web TV: How To Hit Bunker Shot From High Side Of Bunker

  1. Kerrie August 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    Hi Tiff,
    That was good. I always thought you had to follow through more than that in a bunker?

    • Tiffany Mika August 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

      Hi Kerrie

      Actually no you don’t. The secret is to have the club face square through the sand as much as possible. Especially this particular bunker shot you don’t want follow through, you want to keep the club face square so the ball can fly out.

      Tiff 🙂

  2. Nola Leonard August 10, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    great advice, hate bunker shots but this makes me feel I have a chance.

    • Dot Salzberg August 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm #

      Good demo. I’ll try it. Thanks Tiffany.

      • Tiffany Mika August 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

        Hi Dot

        Great stuff. Just make sure you spend the time practicing it.

        Tiff 🙂

    • Tiffany Mika August 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi Nola

      Just go out and practice this one. You will always have a chance when you practice these.

      Tiff 🙂

  3. Carole August 11, 2017 at 8:24 am #

    Thanks Tiff , I’ve been following through so a good lesson today .

    • Tiffany Mika August 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

      Hi Carole

      That’s great! Well done!

      Tiff 🙂

  4. Jenelle Sanna August 11, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    Thanks Tiff. As always you made it look and seem really easy. I’m looking forward to practicing that one, and building a bit of confidence, instead of giving up on the shot and feeling a bit out of my league!

    • Tiffany Mika August 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

      Hi Jenelle

      Once you have the technique in place it does become easier! AS you know with your chipping. Looking forward to seeing you work on this one.

      Tiff 🙂

  5. Jill Barnes August 30, 2017 at 7:45 am #

    Thank you Tiff, that was a really good explanation of what the club face must do.

    • Tiffany Mika August 31, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      Hi Jill

      Thanks it is important to get the club face right!


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