SHORT GAME – BUNKER (GREENSIDE SPLASH)
Aim the blade square to the target line (or very slightly open for extra height)
The body should be parallel to the target line (or very slightly open)
Take a wide stance (at least driver width) and squat slightly.
The ball should be positioned approximately 2” forward of centre.
Your weight should favour the front leg – approximately 60-70%
Try to feel that your shoulders and hips are level.
Allow your arms to hang naturally.
You must ensure that your weight stays in your left leg throughout.
Pick a spot approximately 1.5-2” behind the ball and focus on it. The more or less sand you take will largely determine the distance the ball travels along with swing speed.
Turn your upper half whilst retaining your slight squat.
Allow your left wrist to ‘cup’ rather than just hinge. This adds loft and bounce.
Allow the club to swing down at your spot as you rotate to the target – it will bounce under the ball popping it up and out! The ball flies on a cushion of sand.
To hit a higher and softer shot ensure the clubface faces the sky through to the finish.
Draw a line in the sand 1.5 – 2” behind an imaginary ball and make swings trying to contact the sand at that point.