Bunker shots can be troublesome at the best of times. For many players, those short bunker shots (of 10 to 15 feet) are the most challenging. Youre not thinking of getting up and down, but about getting out. Failing that, theres the fear of sailing the ball over the green. Heres how to cure those short bunker shot blues.
In basic terms, your follow-through dictates the distance the ball travels. Hence, a short follow-through equals a short bunker shot; a long follow-through equals a long bunker shot. So, when youre positioned in the bunker close to the hole, be sure your backswing is longer than your follow-through.
This way, its easier to control the tempo, which should be slow and rhythmic. Your arms should feel very soft and limber, not tight or tense