Pocketshots - Bunker - Fundamentals
PocketshotsTM "Bunker - Fundamentals" by Mark Holland PGA AAA Coach
Bunker play can be considered to be a difficult part of golf for most amateurs, but watch the pros from a greenside bunker and you can see that, unless they have a very difficult lie, escaping from a bunker is not difficult and indeed many top players find it easier to control the ball from sand then they do from thick greenside rough. It's all about the technique; and it is not difficult. In fact it's very easy if you follow Mark Holland's advice.
Apart from an outstanding coaching background, Mark also brings you his perspective as a player where he was a successful amateur and a touring professional for several years. Mark is currently Head Coach to the Australian Golf Union and the Golf Australia Elite Program and prior to this was Head Coach of the Australian Institute of Sport Golf Program. As a PGA AAA Golf Coach & Instructor Mark has experience of coaching players of all levels and in this Pocketshot he shares with you not only the fundamentals of good bunker technique but some brilliant exercises and drills that will improve your bunker play considerably. Here are just a few of his bunker play tips:
The position of the right elbow is key to getting this right. Even though the right hand is rotated inwards you need to avoid any such rotation of the right forearm and shoulder.