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Long Bunker Shot - Short Game Saturday #48.

Long Bunker Shot – Short Game Saturday #48.

Long Bunker Shot – Short Game Saturday #48.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Golf Video Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

Mastering the long bunker shot is not easy.  But in this video, Mel Sole gives an obvious and concise description of what to do to make this shot as simple as possible.  Your short game will love you for this!

Set Up.

My setup is the same as a 50-yard pitch shot, with one exception. I will move the ball back in my stance by a couple of inches.  I set all of my weight on the front foot and swing my arm back to 9 o clock (my backswing for a 50-yard shot)

The Technique.

My technique for a pitch from the fairway and my pitch from the fairway bunker are the same. I control the shot with the body rotation and not the arms.  I allow the distance to happen automatically based on my backswing length!

When I play the shot, my focus is to keep the shot at the same pace back and through. No hurry. That is the ruination of most short game sots.  It’s what I call a lack of trust.  You build trust by hitting the ball a consistent distance from a certain backswing length every time!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School

Thanks for watching – Long Bunker Shot – Short Game Saturday #48.

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