How to Explode It On and Close
Practice with a split grip to master three bunker-swing keys
By Bill Davis
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• You almost always leave your bunker shots short, and sometimes leave them in the sand.
• Your club tends to stick in the sand after impact.
Step into a practice bunker, plop a ball in the sand, and take your normal address position, but separate your hands on the handle so that your left thumb just touches the pad of your right hand . This split grip helps you learn three bunker fundamentals, which when applied correctly make escaping the sand and knocking the ball close easy.