Bunker Basics

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Bunker Basics
Category: Bunker Play
Sub-Category: Ball Position, Grip

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Bunker Basics

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. 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.

About the Instructor
Kevin Sprecher
Kevin Sprecher
Sleepy Hollow Country Club
777 Albany Post Road
Scarborough, NY 10510
Tel: 914-941-8070

Kevin Sprecher grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from Arizona State University in 1992, he began working for Jim McLean at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY, during the summer and the Miami's Doral Golf Resort & Spa in the winter. He currently is the Director of Instruction at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club.


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