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Bunker Lesson - The Correct Setup Routine


By Mark Holland - Posted on 18 August 2008

Bunker Play Setup Routine

The setup routine for each shot is critical as it has a significant influence on your swing shape and more importantly your ball flight.

Try this sequence for a quality setup to give yourself the best chance of success.

Create Bounce & Loft

First you need to create your bounce and loft. The sand iron needs to be 45 degrees open.  Simply open the clubface by rotating your grip and club head to the right. 

Opening the sand wedge to play a bunker shot beginners advice for golf

Just hold the club in the desired open position for now.  Do not take your full grip around the club just yet.

Bunker shots setting up correctly opening the clubface

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