HOW TO: Hit out of a bunker

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Watching the ball land in a greenside bunker leaves most golfers feeling frustrated and discouraged. Hitting out of that bunker proves to be an even more frustrating task.

However, following these steps should help take the fear out of bunker shots, and help you develop a consistent bunker shot — which is, in fact, is the easiest shot in golf because you don’t need to actually hit the ball.

Demonstrating each step is David Flynn, a sophomore at Wheaton Academy who has competed in the U.S. Junior Championships at ages 13 and 14 and was one of the youngest players ever to qualify for the Matchplay Competition at 13.

Source: Ian Grant, whose columns appear in GateHouse Media Suburban Newspapers. He is a PGA teaching professional and a member of the teaching faculty of the PGA of America. He can be found at Oak Brook Golf Club in the summer and White Pines Golf Dome in Bensenville in the winter. You can contact Ian at (708) 917-8951, or by e-mail: