CJ: Hey, CJ here and let's discuss the normal bunker shot, "normal" in quotations because there will be some variations to this.
You have learned the sure route.
That is the basic shot with a wide, shallow cut.
We're now going to be able to teach you a different shot, and the reason being is as you progress in this game, you might want to be able to run the ball out of the bunker.
You might want to be able to spin it.
You might have to hit it high.
The sure route shot is just very limited.
It's very just designed to get the ball out of the bunker a hundred percent of the time.
If you're still probably a fifteen, twenty, thirty handicapper, that's the shot that I would recommend for you.
As you progress, you want to be able to do more and so let's talk about this shot, the normal bunker shot.
What we're going to do here is we're just going to draw an arrow.
That's going to represent our technique for this shot.
We're going to open our club face.
We're going to aim our body left and then the ball is going to come out straight at our target.
That's what we're looking for here.
The key to this is as you get your set up position, I want you to take your right foot and tilt it in so you're really kind of bracing this in.
You're kind of building up that foot right there.
You're going to take your left foot and flip it out, and point it at the target.
The reason we want this is as we're set up here, my weight or my knee will follow will go where my toe is.
I don't want you shifting over here to the right.
We want to kind of create this brace where we can keep our weight left, stay there, and work through into the shot so that way we're always hitting in the same spot.
It's going to look more like this.
Just like on the sure we're going to draw that line two to three inches behind that ball, take my right foot and dig it in, left foot towards the target, club face open, and now just remember we want nice long rhythm.
If you can have a good rhythm out of the bunker, that's kind of why Sevvy was so good.
If you kind of think of the guy from Spain and the Spanish Flair.
They're always really well dancers.
Try to create Sevvy in the bunker and have good rhythm.
We want to control our distance by our follow through, but at the end of the day, if you are just now struggling just focus on going long back, good set up, long back, long through, and that will help you.
Eventually you can go through here and learn to control your distance where same set up, long back, short follow through.
The ball will come out and again, you can progress as you go along here but just learn the basic set up.
Right foot kicked in, left toe flared at the target, my weight is forward, nice long back swing, control your distance by your follow through and that will be the start of our normal bunker shot.