Getting tripped up on super short bunker shots?This tip for Golf Digest's weekly "Panic Button" series shows you how to keep your swing upbeat and confident when close to the pin! #maketheturn #golf #golftips #golfvideo #golfinstruction #golfdigest @golfdigest @poppyhillsgc @norcalpga @ncga1901 #pebblebeach @izod @luanpham
Here's a quick summary of my own:
- take the most lofted club in your bag
- open the face
- grip down so one finger is on the shaft
- set up with the ball forward in your stance
- make a short aggressive swing (choking down on the club keeps the ball from traveling too far)
I would also point out that, in the video, Ritter is NOT opening his stance. This is something that teachers often disagree about. But the video is pretty clear: As long as you keep your swing speed up and hit an inch or two behind the ball, the sand should throw the ball out whether you open your stance or not. That should simplify your setup a bit!