How far should you hit behind the ball in a bunker?

The distance you hit behind the ball is debatable but anywhere from 2-5 inches depending on the player and type of sand will work. In order to achieve this, the ball must be correctly positioned in relation to your body. The proper ball position for a bunker shot is even with the left (forward) arm pit.

Why am I Skulling bunker shots?

The most common reason you are hitting the middle of the ball in the bunker is because you don’t have the technique to hit the sand behind and under the ball. The only way you are going to do this is to hinge your wrists. As hard as you swing your driver is as hard as you need to swing to hit a bunker shot.

Why are bunker shots so hard?

In Tiger Woods book, “How I Play Golf,” he said the 30-60 yard bunker shot is the hardest in the game. It’s hard because it’s in between how to play a greenside bunker shot and not long enough to hit like a fairway bunker shot. Here’s how you can do it: Set up slightly open to the target.

What club do pros use in bunkers?

Golf pros prefer the lob wedge to lift the ball out and flop it on the green, reducing roll and keeping the ball close to the hole. On the other hand, if you are in a fairway bunker or have some distance to get the green, then you should opt for a slightly lower lofted wedge.

Why do I hit ball first in bunker?

Because the rectangle provides a visual for where your divot should be, and therefore where the club should first come into contact with the sand. – So, for fairway and long bunker shots, when the ball is at the very front of the rectangle, you should be hitting the ball first, and your divot should be after the ball.

Do you hit down on a bunker shot?

A shot from the bunker needs a steep angle of attack, and a great way to achieve that is by hinging your wrists aggressively. On the downswing, aim for a spot about an inch or two behind the ball in the sand. Try to hit that spot and let the club glide underneath the ball through the sand.

Why do I hit my bunker shots fat?

Hitting bunker shots fat can be caused by issues with your set up or issues with your swing. Let’s work on getting you set up correctly first. – For greenside bunker shots set up with your clubface open. This is so that you can use the bounce built into the back of the clubhead.

Why do I keep thinning my bunker shots?

Hello, skull. Catching a bunker shot thin is typically the result of hanging too far back on your right foot while trying to “scoop” the ball into the air. (This can also lead to fat contact, by the way.) Then, keeping your swing at three-quarters, leave all that weight over your front foot throughout.