Bunker Shots

What is the difference between a fairway bunker shot and a green side bunker shot?

Fairway Bunker Shot: When hitting out of a fairway bunker, remember to keep your lower body quiet, keep your feet still, grip down on the club, and make sure that the ball is moved back in your stance. When striking the ball you want to hit the ball first and then the sand. Try to remember to do your best to pick it clean out of the sand!

Greenside Bunker Shot: When hitting out of a green side bunker remember to open your club face and stance. Adjust your ball position so that the ball is forward or off of your lead foot. Remember to adjust your posture so that you are sitting down on the ball versus standing tall. If you stand too tall you will thin your green side bunker shot. When striking the ball remember to hit the sand first and try to make a splash.

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