Peter Walsh: The Dreaded Bunker Shots

Now that golf has returned to what we are mostly used to, all be it with a mask on. 

The one thing I took from my experience at my first NEPGA event this past Monday, was the addition of golf rakes to each cart. 

I cant believe we didn’t think of this sooner. 

The dreaded bunker shot. PHOTO: David Molloy Photography/flickr Commons

Just one other thing, at the end of each round, that we have to sanitize.

We have now adapted that at my club, Kings Crossing. 

Since we are talking about bunkers, lets talk about some advice about getting out of green side bunkers.

1.   Hit the sand, not the ball

2.   Keep accelerating through impact

3.   Open the club face and swing harder than you think you should.

Of course we could all be better bunker players if we followed the best piece of advice, “don’t hit it in the bunker in the first place.”

Peter Walsh currently serves as the Head Golf Professional at Kings Crossing Country Club.  Prior to Kings Crossing Walsh was an assistant Golf Professional at Cape May National Golf Club in southern New Jersey under Pro Emeritus Skee Riegal, 1947 US Amateur Champion, 1951 second at Masters to Ben Hogan and Head Golf Professional, Russell O. Davis Philadelphia PGA teacher of the year.

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