Bunker play doesn't need to be a feared part of your game.
Select your sand wedge:
- Open the clubface, but dont aim left with your body. Keep everyone sqaure or parallel to the target just like your full swing.
- Create a firm wide foundation with your feet. Wiggle your feet into the sand and get a feel for the depth and texture of the sand.
- The only change to your swing now is to swing more around your body and let the club glide through the sand.
Distance control isn't about the perfect putting technique or stroke, it is combining:
- Green Reading
- Pre-shot routine (how you rehearse or get ready to hit a longer putt)
- "Feeling" the stroke you need to use to achieve a good putt from distance
The key to chip and run shots around the green is to:
1. Decide the where to land the ball
(The best landing zone is the flatest part of the green and a few paces onto the green)
2. Once you have decided the landing zone, then choose a club which can land in the zone and roll out to the flag.
Choose your top 3 clubs to chip and run with and become familair and confident with using these various clubs around the green.
I've had lessons with David for the past 5 years and he has guided me from a 24 handicap with a pronounced 'power fade' and the chipping 'yips' to a confident single figure handicap with a gentle draw and also my dreaded chipping has transformed from the weakest to the strongest part of my game. I have learnt so much about the swing both physically and mentally and I am still learning something new in every lesson. Put any part of your game in the hands of David and you will not regret it, I could not recommend him highly enough.Peter Fletcher, RBS