Why cant I get out of a bunker in one shot? (Video)
Why cant I get out of a bunker in one shot? (Video)

Not getting out of a bunker in one shot is quite a critical part of someone’s score and their overall game and handicap. Most people in around the golf are probably going to go in one or two bunkers and if you’re not a very experienced golfer maybe five or six bunkers in every round of golf. And obviously if you go in a bunker and you take two to get out very time that’s going to be quite frustrating, and it’s going to add the scores up a little bit as well. So getting the ball out first time is a real good priority to try and work on. Even if it doesn’t go super close to the hole, if you can get it out off the bunker and then get to putts you’re probably doing okay and improving your scores quite nicely. There might be a number of different reasons why people aren’t getting ball out of the bunker but probably the number one reason that I often see is that people don’t accelerate into the ball. They might have read all the manuals, read all the books, they get their time getting a really good address position, they’ve opened the club up, they’ve opened the feet up, the ball is in the right place, they make a big back swing, and then they decelerate as they hit the ball and they stop the club here.

Now if you did that and you hit through some sand, chances are the sand would take all the par away from the shot, and it wouldn’t get out of the bunker, it would probably stay in the bunker. So it’s quite important now that as we got this set up position, if you want to get out of the bunker every time, the keyword for you is acceleration. I need you to be accelerating that club through impact to get the ball out onto the green. And to that end we could start by making actually a slightly shorter back swing but then having a much bigger and longer follow through. So start with a little back swing and really zip through the ball and accelerate through. The acceleration that you have will drive the club through the sand then drive the sand and the ball out onto the green. So we have this nice setup, short back swing, big acceleration, and the sand will throw the ball out onto the green. And I promise you if you work on your acceleration and your bunkers, your scores will improve, and you’ll get out of the bunker every time.
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Not getting out of a bunker in one shot is quite a critical part of someone’s score and their overall game and handicap. Most people in around the golf are probably going to go in one or two bunkers and if you’re not a very experienced golfer maybe five or six bunkers in every round of golf. And obviously if you go in a bunker and you take two to get out very time that’s going to be quite frustrating, and it’s going to add the scores up a little bit as well. So getting the ball out first time is a real good priority to try and work on. Even if it doesn’t go super close to the hole, if you can get it out off the bunker and then get to putts you’re probably doing okay and improving your scores quite nicely. There might be a number of different reasons why people aren’t getting ball out of the bunker but probably the number one reason that I often see is that people don’t accelerate into the ball. They might have read all the manuals, read all the books, they get their time getting a really good address position, they’ve opened the club up, they’ve opened the feet up, the ball is in the right place, they make a big back swing, and then they decelerate as they hit the ball and they stop the club here.

Now if you did that and you hit through some sand, chances are the sand would take all the par away from the shot, and it wouldn’t get out of the bunker, it would probably stay in the bunker. So it’s quite important now that as we got this set up position, if you want to get out of the bunker every time, the keyword for you is acceleration. I need you to be accelerating that club through impact to get the ball out onto the green. And to that end we could start by making actually a slightly shorter back swing but then having a much bigger and longer follow through. So start with a little back swing and really zip through the ball and accelerate through. The acceleration that you have will drive the club through the sand then drive the sand and the ball out onto the green. So we have this nice setup, short back swing, big acceleration, and the sand will throw the ball out onto the green. And I promise you if you work on your acceleration and your bunkers, your scores will improve, and you’ll get out of the bunker every time.