2012

  • Improve your bunker play with a slow motion swing

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 14 November 2012

    In this TG video Elite Pro Gareth Johnston shows you how to get up-and-down from the sand with a very simple practise exercise. This practise drill is centred around making a slow motion swing, allowing you to feel the weight of the clubhead. This in turn means you can feel the bounce as the club slides under the ball, meaning you can...

  • Video Tips: Ian Poulter's Bunker Masterclass

    Written by Ian Poulter on Thursday, 1 November 2012

    Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter has a world class short game and in this video he shares his top bunker tips with TG columnist Andrew Cotter. The duo are at the Misson Hills Golf Club in China for the WGC Champions event and this video comes courtesy of the tournament's sponsors, HSBC.  ...

  • How to play the greenside splash shot

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Thursday, 27 September 2012

    Are you frustrated with your bunker play and want to get it sorted in time for your next medal? Then this brand new video tip from TG Pro Scott Cranfield will have all the answers you’re looking for. Video shot on location at the London Club, Kent...

  • Learn two shots for plugged bunker lies

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Thursday, 27 September 2012

    For many, the main goal from a plugged lie in a bunker is to just get the ball out and anywhere on the green! But if you’re desperate to save a par, you need to alter your technique so you’re able to get the ball close to the flag when it’s positioned close to you or far away. The shorter the...

  • Hit the green from fairway bunkers

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Thursday, 13 September 2012

    Amateurs often become unstuck in fairway bunkers because they change their technique too much, making it too similar to that required in a greenside trap. The goal doesn’t really change from a fairway bunker, you need to strike the ball first before whatever it’s resting on. There are some minor changes you can make to your set-up to encourage this, which TG...

  • Use this tee peg drill to get out of the sand

    Written by Kevin Flynn on Friday, 10 August 2012

    PlaneTruth Pro Kevin Flynn finds that many of his pupils struggle out of sand because their swing's low point is too far past the ball. So he has devised this tee-peg drill to teach you to get under the ball at the right time whenever you find yourself in a bunker.

  • How to use steep bunker faces to your advantage

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 31 July 2012

    Many of the top pros saw their dreams of winning the 2012 Open dashed by the infamous Royal Lytham and St. Annes pot bunkers; but our Elite Pro, Adrian Fryer, has come up with a cunning way to save your par, or even help you make a birdie. When you find your ball up against a riveted, steep face, you...

  • Escape this nightmare sand situation

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 26 July 2012

    Pot bunkers like the ones found at Royal Lytham & St Annes provide golfers with an extra element of difficulty should your ball find one. The high lips and severe depth make forming your usual stance a tricky prospect. The key is to create a stance however you can where you feel like you can build enough speed in the club...

  • How to spin your sand shots

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 29 June 2012

    Remember that splash shots from sand are the only shots in golf where the ball doesn’t make contact with the clubface. Because the ball doesn’t contact the grooves, this makes it difficult to gain any backspin. A way you can increase the amount of backspin you apply to the ball is to release the right hand a little earlier, as TG...

  • Low rolling sand station

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 11 April 2012

    When the flag is far away from us in a greenside bunker, we need to create a splash shot whereby the ball releases on landing and comes out on a lower trajectory.   In this video tip from TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer, he demonstrates a simple station you can build in the practice bunker with two tees to execute...

  • Create a practice station in sand for a high splash shot

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 30 March 2012

    When short-sided in a bunker, you need to conjure up a splash shot that launches high and grips on landing. To do this, you need a shallow angle of attack to reduce the amount of sand between the club and ball. In this video tip from TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer, he demonstrates a simple station you can set up in...