How to Chip From a Trap
If long bunker shots give you trouble, hit a chip
By Shaun Humphries
Top 100 Teachers
This story is for you if...
• You struggle with long bunker shots.
• You'd like a go-to shot from the sand.
• You sometimes skull the ball out of the bunker.
You're stuck in a bunker, about 50 feet from the hole. This is a tough shot even for Tour players.
Instead of hitting a long bunker blast (one of the toughest shots you can try), chip the ball out of the bunker. A chip is easier to hit and easier to control once it hits the green, and you don't have to worry about making a big swing and taking the right amount of sand.