Tips And Shot Advice
Tips And Shot Advice
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Step 1: Introduction
Welcome to webgolfcourse.com, greenside bunkers. So here we are in a greenside bunker, and there are one or two important rules that you’ve got to take in mind before you actually take play shot. Firstly, your equipment is not allowed to touch the bunker. This is actually classed in the rules of golf as a hazard and grounding the club in a hazard is prohibited.
Step 2: Point of Contact
For practice purposes what I’ve done here as you can see is I’ve put a line behind the ball ready before I’m going to play the shot. This is the part of the game that you’re actually striking the sand before the ball. Any other part of the game we’re actually striking the ball first. We actually look at the ball, but fore here because we’re striking the sand first about an inch or so before the ball, we’re actually going to look at that sand as your point of contact.
Step 3: Stance
What we’re going to do is I’m going to take my setup position. The ball is just in the left-half of my stance, or target side of my stance. Firstly what we do is I we wiggle our feet into the sand. Couple of reasons; one, it’s to get stability. Two, we can also find out the texture of the sand using our feet.
Step 4: Handling
I’m also now going to take my hold of the golf club. In this situation here, I’m actually quite close to the face so what I need to do is actually open the club face a bit more. So taking my hold of the golf club I’m actually going to rotate the handle around in my hands so as you can see my club face is actually opened up.
Step 5: Aiming
In this situation, the club face is actually aiming right on the target. So what I need to do is actually aim my body a little bit more to the left of my target. The club face influences the direction that the ball will travel, but because I’ve opened the club face up, now the club face is on my target and my body alignment is a little bit more to my left.
Step 6: Positioning
The way you can do this for practice purposes is actually to draw a clock. So I have my target line, which is my 12 o’clock direction. I have my 1 o’clock, and I also have my 11 o’clock which is to the left. So here, from this camera angle you can see the clock that I have drawn.
Step 7: Target Line
I have my 1 o’clock, I have my 12 o’clock which is on my target line, and I also have my 11 o’clock. Now, being so close to the face of the bunker, I’ve got to get it up pretty quickly. So, taking my hold and then rotating the handle around in my hands so that the club face is going in between the 12 and 1. My body aim, as you can see, is going more along the 11 o’clock line so therefore my body is left of the target.
Step 8: Alignment
The club face will certainly influence the direction that the ball will travel, also with a little bit of sidespin because the club face is actually open relative to my swing direction. So we’ve got our alignment situation arranged and now I’m getting ready to play the shot.
Step 9: Contact
Well like I said at the beginning, I’m really focusing on a point about an inch before the ball. Maybe even zooming in on a grain of sand or a little stone that’s in there because that’s what I want to make contact with first.
Step 10: Swing
The swing itself; well I’m going to make sure that because the club head is making contact with the sand, it’s going to soften the blow that the ball will come out. So the swing itself; I’m going to still make it quite long particularly in the back swing. So we’re going backswing, quite a long backswing here. And I’m not going to use power; I don’t need really a lot of power for this shot. But I’m going to make sure that my commitment is that I’m turning through towards my target.
Step 11: The Shot
Let me play the