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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 273
TOUR TIP FACE THE SKY ON RELEASE GREENSIDE bunker shots are actually pretty easy because you have more margin for error than with regular short shots. How so? As you don’t actually hit the ball with the clubface and you carry the ball out of the bunker on a layer of sand that you displace with your sand iron. If you take a more or less than the ideal amount of sand, the shot will still be successful to some degree. Greenside bunker escapes require an explosion-style shot. Open the clubface to allow the bounce on the sand iron to work the way it was designed, to slice through the sand rather than dig in. Another important aspect of the explosion is to keep the clubface from releasing through impact. Lead with the heel of the club and keep the toe from turning over. The clubface should be facing towards the sky when the club exits the sand to hit bunker shots correctly and carry the ball out on a layer of sand, as you can see Phil Mickelson doing here. Try this with your next practice session and you will learn how long to make your swing to carry the ball a variety of distances.► VIDEO: WATCH PHIL MICKELSON HOLE A BUNKER SHOT
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