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Bunker Lesson - The Correct Setup Routine - Take Your Grip


By Mark Holland - Posted on 18 August 2008

Bunker Play Setup Routine

Create your Grip

Now you can take your full grip of the club.

It is important to follow this sequence as what tends to happen if you walk straight into a bunker and take your grip is you end up with the ball too far back in your stance.  You also end up with a tendency to have more of an upwards wrist hinge into the ball causing a lower ball flight.  Both issues can ruin your spine angle and angle of attack and can cause both thinned and fat shots, as the route cause of such errors is often the same.

I strongly recommend a neutral grip, with 2 to 2 ½ knuckles of your left hand showing.

The recommended golf grip for bunker play

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