Tips to successfully play from a sand bunker
Bunker play can seem intimidating for many players who don't know the basic fundamentals for getting out. Fear not! If you follow these tips you will become more comfortable in your escape from the sand!
Green-side Bunker Shots
Your stance should be wide
Align your body square to slightly open to your target
Weight slightly on forward foot
Open the club-face then place your top hand on the club in a "weak" position (see one knuckle) with the thumb pointing down the grip
Swing with a full, unhurried tempo; use an upward very steep back-swing, cock the wrists upward early and fully
Hit the sand 2-3 inches behind the ball. Your lower hand throws the club head into the sand under the ball
Swing towards the target and splash the sand in that direction
Vary the distance you want the ball to travel with the length of the follow through
Stop being afraid of the sand. You can get out every-time!