Soft Bunker Sand….

Ugh, tough stuff. 

Equipment is important when it comes to the really soft sand.  The club you choose should have plenty of ‘bounce’ on the bottom.  If it doesn’t, it just makes the shot that much harder.

12 or more degrees of bounce will help the club skid forward through the sand… less bounce than that and the club is more likely to simply get sucked down into the sand…. 

With great technique, you can still hit quality shots with little bounce, it’s just a bit tougher…

Here’s the real key (I’m sure you all be shocked by this):   THE SOFTER THE SAND, THE MORE YOU MUST ROTATE AROUND THE FORWARD PIVOTAL AXIS TO KEEP THE CLUB MOVING FORWARD THROUGH THE SAND!

Full rotation is critical with soft sand.  The club must THUMP the sand (GRAVITY), and the turning of the body around the forward pivotal axis will sling the arms and club forward through the sand. 

*Bottom line:  FINISH YOUR SWING FULLY TURNED, WEIGHT COMPLETELY ON FORWARD LEG, ARMS RELAXED AND FINISHED HIGH…. (yet relaxed)

**In general, soft sand creates more resistance than firmer sand.  A golfer must swing a bit fuller to move the ball a given distance compared with firmer sand. 

Keep it simple.  Splash the sand, FINISH IN BALANCE.

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