Over the course, we find several different obstacles: water, trees, rivulets with and without water, sand bunkers, etc. When the ball enters any obstacle as long as it is playable, we will be unable to rest the golfclub on the ground.
What is a Bunker?
Bunkers are obstacles, which are usually formed by a large dip in the ground filled with sand. The bunkers add difficulty to the game and in many cases will give us trouble, where we will have to give our best to get the ball out of them as quickly as possible. This is a challenge for the golfer and therefore the best way to improve your game and become a golf pro. Therefore, we are going to lose our fear of the Bunker!
How do I do a good bunker stroke?
With the Bunker stroke, unlike the rest of the golf strokes, the ball rests on the sand making it more complicated to connect well with it and we have to be more precise.
To make good strokes from the sand, we need to change slightly our posture and the position of the club.
For a good posture, we need to separate the feet a little more, placing them in the sand, have a good grip on the club and lower our centre of gravity, which will allow us a more horizontal movement. In addition, it will allow us to not be caught in the sand and thus avoid one of the biggest fears of the players, to be unable to get the ball out of the bunker.
As for the golfclub, we will hold it with more inclination to our right and with the face of the club pointing to the right. As a result, the ball will be positioned more to the front of our left foot. All this will help us since the club will be working more horizontally and with the belly or bounce of the club, which will stop it from sticking in the sand. Having the ball before our left foot will allow us to move with more guarantees through the ball and to have a better control of our golf strokes.
Good luck and good practice!