How to Hit a 50 Yard Bunker Shot

By Hank Haney

Here is a tip on one of the hardest shots in golf - the 50 or 60 yard bunker shot.

The #1 Tip to Hit a 50 Yard Bunker Shot

My best advice is do not get into this position, but in case you do you have to know how to get out. You can take your sand wedge, blast it out and obviously come up short of your target. At least you would be out of the trap. But if you want to try to reach your target and get it all the way there you want to use a different club.

Club Choice for Hitting Tough Bunker Shots

I can use a pitching wedge or even an 8-iron and hit it just like a sand shot. Lay the clubface down open, put the ball forward in your stance, aim to left, and I am going to blast the ball out with an explosion shot with my 8-iron. The ball is forward in my stance, clubface open, aim to the left. It is a difficult shot, but with an 8-iron opened up to play like a sand wedge you can get the ball all the way to the pin.


Category: Bunker Play
Sub Categories: Alignment, Ball Position

About the Instructor

Hank Haney
Hank Haney
Hank Haney Golf Ranch
2791 S. Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067
Tel: 972-315-5300