2010

  • Success from greenside bunkers

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 24 September 2010

    Many amateur golfers struggle to get to grips with the concept of correct bunker technique. In golf, the goal is to hit the ball with the exception of greenside bunker play, where you need to strike the sand before the ball. A great way to practice this method is to draw circles in your practice bunker, as TG Elite Teaching Pro...

  • Downslope bunker shot

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 17 September 2010

    When your ball just trickles in to the back edge or side of a bunker, the chances are you’re going to be faced with a tricky sand shot off a nasty downslope. The key to executing this shot successfully is to position the body weight correctly and pick the club up steeply in the backswing, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob...

  • Gain control from bunkers

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 17 September 2010

    To achieve maximum amounts of spin from sand, your backswing length should always be much longer than the throughswing. As TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts explains in this video tip, the goal should be to leave the club in nice and low to the ground through impact. Just like in football where if you where trying to chip the ball over...

  • Keep the tempo on long bunker shots

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 27 August 2010

    When faced with a long bunker shot from a greenside trap, it’s easy for us to get quick and jabby through impact in a last-ditch attempt to achieve the required distance. But when we do this, we often lose our rhythm and collect either too much or too little sand. In this video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Lee Scarbrow,...

  • 30-yard bunker shot

    Written by Andy Lavers on Tuesday, 17 August 2010

    Touted as the one of the toughest shots in golf, the 30-yard trap shot is a tricky shot to master. But should you manage it, you could be getting up and down from the unlikeliest of places to save par or even make a birdie. In this golf video tip from Burghley Park Head Pro Andy Lavers, you can discover the...

  • Get out of greenside traps

    Written by Nick Clemens on Friday, 16 July 2010

    Getting up and down from bunkers is what keeps the momentum of our round going. There’s nothing more satisfying than expelling any fear of bogey with a solid bunker shot and moving on to the next hole like you do it every time! But now you can pull this shot off every time, thanks to this golf video tip from Scoring Zone...

  • Plugged Bunker Lie

    Written by Adrian Bishop on Friday, 25 June 2010

    Most people like a fried egg before they get to the golf courses but no one wants to find one in a bunker on the course. The normal shot from a plugged bunker lie would produce a low running shot, but what do you do if the pins close and you don’t have much green to work with? In this video...

  • Play the long bunker shot with Melissa Reid

    Written by Melissa Reid on Thursday, 10 June 2010

    Not only is Melissa Reid pleasing on the eye, she’s also a damn good golfer...and you can learn from her golf game! In this exclusive golf video tip to Today’s Golfer, the next big thing in ladies golf shows you how to master the long greenside bunker shot, achieving distance and roll out towards the flag.  ...

  • Approach Zone - Long and Low fairway Bunker shot

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 3 June 2010

    You’ve found a fairway bunker, no! But wait...the lie is good and the lip almost non-existent. The green light is on for you to pull your rescue club and go for the green! But you need to make sure you are able to master this shot correctly by implementing these tips from Approach Zone Instructor Adrian Fryer. The key to successful fairway...

  • Approach Zone - High Fairway Bunker Shot

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 3 June 2010

    Sometimes, we have to accept that hitting the green with our second shot just isn’t a possibility. Fairway bunkers will often have a high lip at the front, forcing us to favour height and not distance. In this video tip, Approach Zone Instructor Adrian Fryer explains the club you need to choose and the technique you need to apply should you...

  • Master plugged lies

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday, 20 May 2010

    When your short iron approach shot finds the fairway trap on the fly, we shouldn’t be surprised if our ball buries itself in its pitchmark and plugs in the sand. But what you shouldn’t do is panic! With a few set-up and swing changes, you’ll be able to get your ball riding out on a cushion of sand and rolling out...

  • Bury left foot only fairway bunker tip

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 15 April 2010

    When playing from fairway bunkers, it's important to try and sweep the ball from the sand and not hit down on the ball too much. When you do this, you risk taking too much sand before the ball, causing a dramatic loss of distance. In this golf video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston, we show you how burying...

  • Splashboard Bunker Drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 15 April 2010

    When faced with a greenside bunker shot, a lot of amateurs get over-anxious about getting the ball up and out of the sand. They then try and dig down in the sand to get the club underneath the ball, presenting the leading edge of the club. But as TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip, the...

  • Throw sand over shoulder bunker tip

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 15 April 2010

    When faced with a tight pin from a greenside bunker, we need to get the ball up quickly. The only way we can do that is to keep the loft on the golf club for as long as possible during the swing. In this brand new golf video tip, TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston gives you a great practice drill that will...

  • Acceleration Bunker Drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 9 April 2010

    The only way your ball will travel all the way to a distant flag when in a greenside bunker is if you accelerate through the ball. Thankfully, TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston has a great drill using two lines in the sand and a feeling that you're hitting the sand to the flag that's going to help you achieve this. Give...

  • Cup the left wrist in greenside bunkers

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 9 April 2010

    When you find yourself in a greenside bunker, the key to consistent results is to find a good set-up position. A great checkpoint to achieve in your address is a cupping of the left wrist, which is the angle between the forearm and the back of the left hand. Master this tip, as explained in this golf video tip from TG...

  • High and soft bunker shot

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 19 March 2010

    Courses with deep greenside bunkers pose questions that we often aren’t prepared for. But as TG Elite Teaching Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip, it’s important that when the pin is way above you and there isn’t much green to work with, we get the ball up high and quickly. Altering your set-up in three ways can help to...