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Bunker Lesson - The Correct Setup Routine - Swing Plane


By Mark Holland - Posted on 18 August 2008

Bunker Play Setup Routine

Swing On Plane

Now swing on plane and parallel to your setup alignment.  “On plane” is measured simply by checking that either end of the club (handle or head) is pointing at the intended swing line or is parallel to it.

The backswing needs to be on plane not across which will give you a glancing blow.  A glancing blow is likely to leave you in the bunker. 

The swing length and dynamics are also very important. The swing needs to be long enough to have the club hinged at least as high as your ear. 

Golf Shot from bunker showing the correct swing plane

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