Control Your Posture For Better Bunker Shots
Posture control is a vital component of any golf shot and bunker shots are no exception. Dipping, dropping and lifting are often fatal errors. Here are some common pitfalls to avoid:
- Trying to lift the ball out therefore raising the centre of gravity and the swing height of the club head. This results in a fat shot or if the club does not hit the sand a thin or bladed shot
- Poor rotation control resulting in a slipping, sliding or floating pelvis
- Poor hip clearance and impact concepts – players often know they have to hit down for the ball to go up but drop their knees rather than creating a proper hip rotation with the target hip moving up and back using the weight shift into the target foot which pushes into the ground.
- Try not to swing with too strong a left hand grip. This tends to cause a tight left shoulder and tight muscles in your upper traps and causes you to swing off plane disconnecting your arms from your body.
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