In this quick video lesson, PGA Professional Dr. Gary Wiren teaches you how to perfect your technique for bunker shots by changing the way you think about the point of contact. Whereas greenside bunker shots require you to take sand first and then the ball, proper fairway sand escapes demand the opposite. It’s all about solid contact with the ball and a follow-through that carries a bit of sand.
Dr. Wiren demonstrates the best way to practice this change by drawing a literal line in the sand. Train yourself to hit the line where your ball would be. If you’re making contact before or after the line, adjust your stance, hand position, or swing technique accordingly. With Dr. Wiren’s help, the fairway bunker shot should be a cinch!