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When Should I Blast My Golf Bunker ShotsSo what is a blast bunker shot?




The blast from the sand is where you make a more aggressive swing in order to dig the club deeper into the sand. This aggressive steeper and deeper swing results in a larger amount of sand being taken.

When do you play the blast shot?

If the ball is nestled down in the sand in a plugged lie, a rake mark or similar, you cant just make a standard bunker shot swing. If you are trying a standard bunker technique, you will struggle to get the club head under the bottom of the ball. As the ball is sat down in a poor lie, you need to get that club head under the ball in order to dig the ball out on to the green.

How do you play the blast bunker shot?

To play the blast bunker shot and dig the ball out from a poor lie, you need to make some adjustments to both your set up and technique. You need to move the ball slightly further back in your stance, just forward or centre, to promote a steeper contact. You only need to open the club face a hair so the clubs leading edge can dig into the sand and under the ball. Keep the grip firm and make an aggressive swing, taking plenty of sand.

The ball should then blast out of the bunker, rolling more than playing a standard bunker shot due to the squarer club face and steeper swing used when playing the blast.

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Having a perfect lie in the bunker is sometimes a rarity....a bunker is a hazard remember! When you are lucky enough to find a perfect lie, you have the opportunity to play a variety of shots. The most consistent method is the standard bunker shot which is a splash rather than a blast.

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You may see a lot of golfers who blast most of their bunker shots. The problem with the blast is that the ball will be harder to control due to the extra roll upon landing. A splash method is more consistent than the blast.

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The splash is a standard bunker shot where you take a shallow amount of sand from under the ball. When the ball is sat down, you have to blast the ball taking a deeper amount of sand in order to get the club head under the ball to escape the bunker.