Bunker Shots: Drills

Bunker Drill to Build your Confidence in the Sand
Golf Bunker Shots – Part 3

This golf bunker drill is very simple but very effective. I believe it’s the quickest way to improve your bunker play and build confidence in the sand.

Don’t be put off by its simplicity – if you work with this drill you’ll get a feel for splashing just the right amount of sand at just the right point.

See the bunker drill video below for details:

Golf Bunker Drill – Video Summary

  • Bunker Shot Drill: Draw a line in the sand, in between your two feetDraw a line in a bunker and set up so that it runs right through the centre of your stance.

  • Bunker Shot Drill - Swing and aim to create a divot in the sand of 6 inches in lengthMake a swing aiming to make a divot in the sand that starts at the line and is about 6 inches in length.

  • Bunker Shot Drill - Aim to take 6 inches of sand in your divots with different swing lengths (shot distance)Move along the line making swings of various lengths. Some can be full swings but also include very short backswings (clubhead to knee height) as it’s delicate bunker shots like these that cause most golfers to decelerate through impact.

  • Bunker Shot Drill - Swing along the line of your feet, not towards the flatRemember your good bunker shot setup. The club face should be completely open. Aim your feet and hips left and remember to swing along the line of your feet – not towards the flag.

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