A Quick Tip on Hitting Out of Fairway Bunkers

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The fairway bunker shot might be the most feared shot in golf, but what we want to do is educate you to help you get rid of that fear.

The moment the average golfer attempts to play from long grass or a bunker or from a difficult lie of any kind, he becomes a digger instead of a swinger. 
– Bobby Jones

Some people are afraid to take a “full swing” in a fairway bunker and that is understandable, so we have another option for you.  Instead of taking a full swing, you can punch the ball out, allowing the ball to come out low and run down the fairway.  By doing this it will allow you to have a bit more control over your swing.  When I first tried this method it sounded awful to me to, but once you give it a try you might think differently.

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  1. Play the ball back in your stance and use a seven or eight iron.  You can use other lofted clubs as well depending on where the lip of the sand bunker is etc.
  2. Take a three-quarters backswing and come down sharply on the back of the ball.
  3. Make sure you hit ball first before entering the sand.  If you hit sand first you are out of luck.
  4. After making contact keep your follow through low at about waist high.

If you can execute this shot consistently you won’t have to fear those fairway bunkers ever again.  Or you can just set up camp and make it a bunkers paradise.

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