Hit the green from fairway bunkers

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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 Elite Pro Scott Cranfield outlines in this golf video tip.

Also worth noting is that because your base is far more unstable in the sand than in the fairway, you won’t be able to build up as much clubhead speed so take an extra one or two clubs providing the height of the lip in front of you allows.

Video shot on location at the London Club, Kent.