Uphill Bunker Shots
Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great week!
This week I’m going to discuss a more unusual shot, the uphill bunker lie shot. We might not face this shot very often, but when we do, it’s very important to know the basics to avoid any big numbers on your scorecard.
The ball being on an uphill lie can actually help. It will aid you to get the ball in the air. The main key is to create a forward swing momentum. In turn, this will help you maintain your balance as long as you keep moving forward during the down-swing.
You need to ensure that you aim slightly to the left of target and point your shoulders parallel to the sand. This will help prevent ‘digging’ the club into the sand which creates a loss in momentum.
Place the ball position in line with your left heel. I would suggest using one extra club for roughly every 5 degrees of upslope. This will prevent trying to hit the ball too hard.
Now make your normal swing, ensure that you accelerate through the ball and hold your finish. This should help with your uphill bunker shots.
Have a great week!