In this Tom Ward Golf lesson, he goes through some bunker shot tips. Being in the sand is always a bad thing (for me anyway) but to then walk up to the trap only to discover that you ball has a terrible lie, is a frustrating time. So what do you do if your ball is buried in the sand? Well there are a few things you need to focus on if you want to improve your sand shots.


1. First of all you need to be bent at the waist. If you watch this video, Tom Ward is bent almost 90 degrees at the waist.

2. Keep your right knee flexed. This will put some weight on your front foot. This allows you to hit the ball from a more shallow angle of attack.

3. Shoulders square at impact. Even though you are bent at the waist and your weight is slightly forward, you still need to have your shoulders square at impact. Also your right leg still drives towards the target.

When you are practicing you sand shots, you can make a circle around the ball. This allows you to focus on the area around the ball rather than on the ball itself. Your aim when you do this is to take all the sand in that circle. Practice this and you will get better and better, and who knows, you may even begin to enjoy it in there!

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