How To Improve Your Bunker Play: Advice For Seniors

Playing a bunker shot is quite difficult for every kind of golfer, no matter if you are a novice golfer or an experienced one. It’s just that experienced golfers can hit it with a little effort and novice golfers need to put in a lot of efforts while playing their bunker shot.

Therefore, we have jot down some techniques of playing a bunker shot that will help you in improving your bunker play. These tips are appropriate for senior golfers too.

  1. Add loft
  2. A bunker play requires you to hit a high shot. And, in order to hit a higher shot, you must add loft to the face of your club. A standard bunker shot would not get the golf ball in the air fast enough. Therefore, you must open the club face significantly throughout your swing.

    You can so this by visualizing a water cup placed on the face of your club. Think that you do not have to spill this water cup by rotating it in any direction. Furthermore, while you swing back, open the clubface more by feeling the club toe to your right and cupping your left wrist, so that it is pointed behind you.

  3. Put the ball in your forward stance
  4. For a better bunker play, you must put the ball forward in your stance, which is just the opposite of your front foot. Then, take your grip and during address make your hands fall back some inches, so that they are behind the golf ball. This will also help you in adding loft to your clubhead, so that it easily slides through the sand.

  5. Hit the sand
  6. One of the important tricks to play a bunker shot is to hit the sand behind the golf ball, instead of the golf ball itself. In this case, your aim should not be to hit the golf ball out of the bunker or trap. Rather, your goal should be to hit the sand behind the golf ball first. The golf ball will spin as much as you hit it closely. Moreover, you must make sure when you hit the sand, the head of your club skims and not digs. This will help you to pop up the golf ball and make it fall softly on the course.

Among all these tips, one of the main things is to focus your attention on the process of your bunker play, rather than fearing that you will not make the shot. Some practice along with these tips will certainly improve your bunker play, whether you are a younger golfer or a senior one. Practice of bunker shots will also instill confidence in you and will make you more comfortable to play your bunker shots.



Golf Is All About Strategy

Considering all aspects of a golf course you’ve never played before takes a bit of time. But you will reap the rewards of that effort during play. Your final score will surprise your opponents who thought they had one up on you because of their familiarity with the course. So take the time and do your homework. Making a habit of doing so will improve your game immensely. Golf is, after all, as much about strategy as it is about skill.


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