There is a lot of confusing information written about the bunker shot, yet with the correct technique, this is an easy shot to play well. If you’re at all unsure of how to play this shot (beyond the words) or you’re struggling from greenside bunkers.
One of the tips when practicing bunker play is to draw a line in the sand about a cm behind the ball and to practice entering the sand there. For many, that tip creates a vision of the leading edge entering the sand at that point. If that’s the consequence then it will lead to digging and poor bunker play.