15 December 2011 Last Updated: 08 July 2013

By Gareth Johnston

Once you’ve perfected your strike in a bunker, controlling the distance becomes the easy part as TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip.

A longer backswing naturally builds momentum in the clubhead, which will cause the ball to travel further. The three checkpoints highlighted in this video are a good starting point for any golfer that struggles with distance control from sand.

Video shot on location at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club. For more information visit www.monte-rei.com.

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