How to Put more Spin on a Bunker Shot
To put more backspin on the ball for your bunker shots, you simply need to change your set-up.
1. Open your face more
2. Open your body line
3. Accelerate your clubhead through impact
4. Keep the face open through impact
5. Take less sand
To add more backspin, you need to open your face more and grip the club. Some golfers grip the club and then open the face. But if you do this, the face will close through impact.
So make sure to open the face first and then grip it.
Also, if you want to get more backspin, you need to take less sand. So aim at about 1 inch behind the ball. If you take too much sand, the ball will have less spin and roll more.
When opening your face more, remember as you open the face more, you will increase the bounce angle of the sand wedge. This will make it easier to prevent your clubhead from digging.
But if you do it too much, the clubhead will bounce off the bunker and hit the ball.
If the sand is heavy or hard, you might not want to open the face too much.
As you swing your sand wedge, make sure to swing along your feet line.
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