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Five Best Tips For Beginner Golfers Mastering Bunker Shot

Mastering a bunker shot takes practice and a good frame of mind. It can be challenging, in the beginning, trying to hit the ball from what seems like an impossible place. There are a number of actions you can do to make the shot easier. Work on tackling each aspect of your strategy till you get better results. Consider the following tips for your next bunker shot.

  1. Be positive. Having a good attitude when approaching the shot helps. This will reflect on your posture and stance. Beginners tend to approach the shot having already given up when they have yet to try by thinking “this is impossible.” Try your best and apply what you have learned to increase chances of a favorable outcome.

  2. Achieve the right position for your lower body. Aim to the left of your target and keep your stance open but not too much. Your clubface shouldn’t be open too wide either at about2 degrees. Your knees should flex a bit and have your stance the width of your shoulders. Practice this stance to help you get used to it.

  3. The half backswing can be useful. When you swing find space behind the ball at about 2 to 4 inches. As you swing your shoulders should rotate something as if you were hitting a pitch shot. As you swing you should go back halfway. The sand may come up when you swing through but not too much of it. Be sure to follow through.

  4. Use a good club. It is recommended to use a high-lofted wedge or a lower lofted wedge. This may depend on the side you are playing from (with sand and grass or sand and no grass). If you don’t have a lot of green consider using a lob wedge at 60 degrees. A gap (52 degrees) or sand (56 degrees) can be helpful if more green is present.

  5. Know what is necessary for proper setup. More weight should be toward the front of your lead foot. Your clubface and stance should be open to help the ball get a good angle and flight. Your front foot is where the ball should be played from. The trajectory of the ball will be lower the farther you stand behind the ball. Get your feet into the sand and twist them a bit. This helps achieve a good base and balance.

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Those who are adventurous area also able to take some time after their golfing exploits, to enjoy some of the country’s deep sea fishing expeditions, among a host of other water sporting activities that line the sea shore. Truly Portugal is paradise not just for the avid golfer, but it is one place where anyone would be happy to visit at any time of the year.


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