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Master the 5 Fundamental Principles of Bunker Play

By Mark Holland - Posted on 18 August 2008

I’m now going to share with you some fundamental principles of bunker play.

Knowledge of these basic concepts will allow you to experiment with your technique, to practise effectively and ultimately to visualise and execute your bunker shots effectively.

There are 5 key concepts

  2. Centre of Gravity control (around your navel) through postural control throughout the swing is critical to consistent striking
  3. The setup routine is crucial to the shape, plane, loft, and alignment of your swing
  4. The ball is just a big grain of sand; splash the sand onto the green and you will have a good chance of the ball reacting in the same fashion
  5. Varying the length (particularly of the follow through) and the speed of your swings will vary distance, trajectory and spin rate of the ball

Golf bunker splash shot

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