• Bunker Play Basics
    4:44

    In this video, you will learn some simple bunker play basics that you can follow for success. Hitting out of the sand is a different shot in golf and one that requires a specific set-up and swing change. PGA Instructor Joe Plecker Jr. shows you what you need to know to improve your bunker play; including proper ball position, stance and swing adjustments. Following these simple modifications will lead to more success and better scores.

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  • Assessing Your Lie and Shot Selection
    4:56

    Properly assessing your lie and shot selection before hitting out of a bunker is a critical step if you want to be a better player. Instructor Matt Kluck explains why it is important to focus on matching your abilities to the shot you choose. Matt walks you through three different options; the normal shot, the safety shot and the reliable “get-out” shot. He’ll show you how to execute and select the proper equipment for each. Following these tips, you’ll find your play out of the bunker improve in no time.

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  • Bounce vs. Loft
    4:51

    When choosing a sand wedge, it is important to consider the bounce vs. loft of the club. Instructor Matt Kluck demonstrates how varying degrees of bounce and loft affect the performance of a wedge depending on the type of sand and bunker you are in. He’ll cover considerations for the type of bunkers you play in most often and choosing the wedge that best compliments your particular game.

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  • Uphill, Downhill and Sidehill Lies
    7:20

    Uphill, downhill and sidehill lies in a bunker can be some of the most challenging shots in golf. Brandle Chamblee along with PGA Instructors Joe Plecker, Jr. and Matt Kluck will demontrate how to navigate them. If you find yourself with one of these lies, there are several factors you need to consider in order to achieve success with some consistency. First, Brandel shows you what to do, and what not to do, if faced with an uphill lie. Next, Joe explains a series of specific set-up fundamentals you should follow when hitting from a downhill lie. Finally, Matt stresses the importance of spreading your feet out when faced with a shot where the ball is below your feet. Incorporate these simple tips and find more success with those challenging lies in the sand.

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  • Fairway Bunker Strategies
    4:27

    PGA Instructor Joe Plecker, Jr. shares with you fairway bunker strategies that can dramatically improve your game. Your strategy changes when you are in a fairway bunker and Joe walks you through a series of set-up features that are important to follow. You’ll see why you should play the ball in the center of your stance with your body aligned square to the target and why you should always choke down on the grip when hitting a fairway bunker shot. Follow his tips and see the positive results in no-time.

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  • Practice Games
    4:07

    Challenging yourself through a series of practice games and drills is a great way to improve your bunker play. PGA Instructor Joe Plecker, Jr. and Brandel Chamblee show you three of these, the Penny Drill, Trajectory Drill, and Ladder Drill. Practicing these drills will lead to more consistent ball striking and distance control out of the sand. If you can master these drills, you will be a better bunker player and dramatically increase your odds of getting up and down.

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