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The Very High Bunker Shot!

The Very High Bunker Shot!

Today is June 5th, 2018 and we present The Very High Bunker Shot! Trouble Shot Tuesday #91.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

The Very High Bunker Shot!

There are two very important aspects of this shot that differ from the standard bunker shot.  First, have the ball position more forward in your stance.  In my normal bunker shot, I position the ball directly off my lead heel.  Second, you want to widen your stance. This prevents body rotation and allows the clubhead to pass the hands through impact, adding even more loft.  A negative shaft lean through impact will turn a 60 degree Lob Wedge into about 64 to 66 degrees! 

Because you are adding quite a lot more loft to the club, obviously you need to swing a lot harder.  So first head out to the practice bunker and see exactly how hard you have to swing to get the desired distance.

If you desire even more height on your bunker shots, open the clubface at address.  Make sure that when you open the clubface, you take your grip while the clubface is open.  The more loft you add to the club the harder you need to swing.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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