Hi, I am Kevin Sprecher and I am a Master Instructor at the Jim McLean Golf School. In case you happen to get into one of the bunkers at Doral, here are some tips to help you get out.
Tips for Hitting Bunker Shots
- First, when you put your hands on the club, instead of having the clubface square open it up. Then when you put your hands on the club use your normal grip but use a little lighter grip pressure, which will help you hinge the club better going back.
- Second, when you set up to the ball I want you to play the ball in the center of your stance or slightly forward. You are going to try to hit the sand somewhere two, three or four inches behind the ball.
From here in the set-up position, make a full backswing, go to a full finish, and focus on splashing the sand out of the bunker. If you can use this system it will help you get out of bunkers more frequently.