A Simple Trick To Practice Bunker Shots

Knowing the mechanics of a bunker swing is important, but it's even more important to know how the club works through the sand. This drill from 2016-17 Best Young Teacher James Kinney reinforces this concept and will help you hit a quality bunker sand.

Released on 10/18/2016

Transcript

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Many of my students know that the most effective way
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to hit a good quality bunker shot is by using the bounce
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of the sand wedge through the sand.
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So what I did, is took some of my daughter's finger paint,
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I put some green finger paint on the face of my wedge.
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Then I put some orange finger paint
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on the top part of the wedge, and a little bit
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on the back part of the wedge.
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The release for the bunker shot is quite a bit different
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than the release in the full swing.
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You basically want the face of the wedge
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to look at you through the entire bunker shot.
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That's how you engage the bounce of the wedge.
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Let me show you how it works.
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So, remember, hit a good quality bunker shot,
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and use the bounce.
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Make sure the face of the wedge looks at you
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through the entire shot.
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