How to Get Out of a Fairway Bunker with a High Lip

By Tim Cusick

How to Get Out of a Fairway Bunker with a High Lip

Tough Golf Shot - Stuck Against the Fairway Bunker Lip

I have driven my golf ball in the fairway bunker. Not only have I driven it in the fairway bunker but I have driven it right up against the lip. I am 100 and 60 yards away from the pin so the shot for me calls for an 8-iron, but I can not get an 8-iron over this lip realistically. I have to figure out what club I can get over this lip when I am faced with this shot. Probably one out of 10 times I can get an 8-iron over this lip, but it is not worth it.

Don't Risk Too Much on One Golf Shot

In a round of golf it is just not worth it to risk that much on one shot so I am going to take a pitching wedge, I am going to make sure I make solid contact and I just want to get it over this lip and get it into play so I can have a chance to get it up and down for par. For a fairway bunker shot as I talked about in an earlier sequence, I put the ball back in my stance, I have to make sure I make solid contact so I am going to focus on following all the way through with my body and with the club, and try to hit the golf ball first and then the sand. That one turned out great. I got very solid contact. I got the ball first, I got my body to turn all the way through and it was a successful shot.

Lower Your Golf Scores by Not Taking Unnecessary Risks

When you are playing a round of golf don't take unnecessary risks. Get the ball back into play when you have put it in trouble. It's the best chance to minimize those high scores on your scorecard.


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