Bunker Distance Control

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Bunker Distance Control
Category: Bunker Play
Sub-Category: Short Game, Follow-Through, Distance

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Bunker Distance Control

Most golfers talk to me about greenside bunker shots that they are pretty good at getting the ball out but they have a difficult time controlling their distance. There are several ways to control our distance in a bunker and it is a little different than most shots. The reason for that is that the sand has more resistance than grass. What I would like to share with you today is hitting out of a greenside bunker and controlling your distance by the length of your follow-through and leaving everything else the same. If I have a short shot I want to have a short follow-through. If I want to go a little bit longer then a little bit more of a follow-through, and if I want to hit it a little further than that I want to have a longer follow-through. So I am controlling my distance by the length of my follow-through. For a short shot I am going to set up with the clubface open, ball forward, digging my feet in and I am just going to have a short follow-through. Thus hitting it a short distance on to the green. Now to hit it to a pin that is a little farther back I am going to set up, dig my feet in and I am going to have a little bit longer follow-through this time. Now if I want to hit the ball even farther I am going to do the same thing but really increase the length of my forward-swing. So there I demonstrated three different distances with three different lengths of forward-swing on my follow-through. The next time you go out and practice in the bunker, practice on how far you swing through to determine the distance you want to hit the golf ball in a greenside bunker shot.

About the Instructor
Mike McGetrick
Mike McGetrick
McGetrick Golf Academy
4900 Himalaya Road, Building Q
Denver, CO 80249
Tel: 303-799-0870

Mike McGetrick heads the Mike McGetrick Golf Academy which is located in beautiful Denver, Colorado and features one of the most modern golf instruction facilities in the world. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #7


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