Golf Tip – Long Bunker Shot

December 27, 2015 Posted by Matt

long bunker shotOne of the hardest shots in golf is the long bunker shot.  If you are 40 or 50 yards to the pin from a bunker, do not use your sand wedge.  If you do, in most cases you are likely to come up short.  Use a gap or pitching wedge for this shot.  Open the clubface slightly to help create some bounce.  Make your normal sand shot and hit the sand a couple of inches behind the ball.  The ball should land with enough spin to stop quickly.  Practice using different lofted clubs to hit this type of long bunker shot until you are comfortable with the distances each club produces and you will improve your bunker game.