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Bunker Lesson - The Correct Setup Routine - Ball Position

By Mark Holland - Posted on 18 August 2008

Bunker Play Setup Routine

Create a Ball Position

Then you need to establish the ball position. You can do this by taking a ‘plumb bob’ from under your left armpit.  The ball should ideally be about 2 balls back from your left heel. 

A lot of players have the ball too far back in their stance for standard bunker shots. Do not fall into this trap.

Golf Practice for Beginners How to Setup for a Bunker Shot Lesson

Tip: Playing the ball back in your stance with a square club face, often opposite or even outside your back foot, is useful for escaping from plugged lies or hard surfaces.

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