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Do you face the dreaded 30-40m long bunker shot with trepidation, simply because you don’t have a method to play this most demanding of short game situations?
The long bunker shot need not fill you with anxiety – correct club selection, along with a relatively minor change in technique can ensure efficient execution for you time after time.
First up, Scotty advises that you must be sure that the club you select has enough loft to clear the lip of the bunker between you and the target. This means that, instead of always reaching for your Sand or Lob wedge, you should sometimes consider using your Gap or Pitching wedge, or even a 9-Iron, depending on the situation.
Regarding technique, these are Scotty’s recommended adjustments:
Set the club in your backswing just like a pitch by setting your thumbs quickly to the sky.