A perfect bunker swing enters the sand about three inches behind the ball, skims a half-inch under the surface, then emerges about three inches in front of where the ball rested. The club never touches the ball itself–it splashes the sand up and out. The sand carries the ball along for the ride.
• If you’ve never been able to make the swing, this drill will teach you how.
Draw parallel lines about six inches apart in a practice bunker.
• Make five practice swings that enter the sand at one line and exit at the other. Try to make the clubhead go about a half-inch into the sand.
• Smooth the sand and re-draw the lines, then place a ball between them and replicate your practice swing. The ball will poop out and land on the green.