How to Play Bunker Shots When There’s Not Much Sand [Video]

We’ve all been there. You watch your ball roll into a bunker from afar, and when you approach it, you become aware of the fact that there is very little sand to work with. You can tell this immediately by the lack of contours in the sandy surface, and you already know that things just got a little more difficult.

When playing a regular bunker shot, with a good amount of sand under the ball, we generally aim an inch or two behind the ball, and sweep it, along with the sand, out of the bunker and onto the green. However, if you try this technique when the sand is flat and hard, you’ll struggle to get the ball moving at all.

Continue to the next page to see a golf coach demonstrating how to deal with these troubling bunker lies.

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