Chip Shot Over the Bunker

Mr. Shortgame is going to show you how hit the Chip Shot Over the Bunker in this video!

When we find ourselves faced with a shot over the bunker, what do we do…we often put it in the bunker. And we just had a stern conversation with ourselves about NOT leaving it in the bunker.

Chip Shot Over the Bunker

Mr. Shortgame gives us some key points to ensure we give ourselves the best opportunity to get that Chip Shot Over the Bunker.

You’ll start thinking less about the bunker and more about the keys to this particular shot. We stop focusing on the potential ‘horrible’ outcome and more on the principles. Get it up. Get it over. Stress-free.



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20 Responses to Chip Shot Over the Bunker

  1. Craig December 29, 2019 at 8:50 am #

    Very helpful, Mr. SG — thanks!

    • Khin Aung February 24, 2021 at 6:42 pm #

      I love your teaching. Very simple. I am senior but I have no dreads of bunker shots. I need to improve my putting to be consistent.

    • M. Bailey March 27, 2021 at 8:59 pm #

      I really learned something today. How to go over the bunker.
      I learn a lot from you lessons.

  2. Roland April 27, 2020 at 5:48 pm #

    Thank you- any advice with hard dry clay like or no grass conditions with going over bunker-is it still the same set up-what about the bounce?

  3. Chuck Urwin July 3, 2020 at 7:12 am #

    As a Retired PGA Professional, I appreciate your lessons! Easy to understand, not gimicky, to the point, & confidence building. Thanks so much for helping all of us to play smarter, better, & enjoy the game more! We all know the “Short Game” is where the scoring takes place! Keep doing what you are doing & all of our scores will improve & most importantly, we will all have more fun!

    • Keith @ GolfersRX January 30, 2021 at 9:17 am #

      Thanks for your service Chuck! We love Mr. Short Game! Here’s to lower scores in 2021.

  4. Francis Lamothe July 4, 2020 at 2:56 am #

    excellent, I never thought of using the bag as a practice tool.

    • Keith @ GolfersRX January 30, 2021 at 9:19 am #

      Thanks Francis!

  5. Andre Gelinas July 4, 2020 at 8:10 am #

    Great tip Mr. Short Game. Something to practice from now on!

  6. JIm H August 11, 2020 at 6:04 am #

    Great tip! In a future episode, could you execute a similar shot (over bunker/golf bag) on a down hill lie?

    • Ian Mac January 25, 2021 at 9:51 am #

      “could you execute a similar shot (over bunker/golf bag) on a down hill lie?”

      Hi Jim

      I agree totally with your request, I find that shot so hard with inconsistent and often embarrassing results. Did you find anything to help you master it?

      • Keith @ GolfersRX January 30, 2021 at 9:20 am #

        Thanks Ian & Jim. Could it get any harder than that… over a bunker on a down hill to a tight pin! We’ll pass along the request to Mr. Short Game.

  7. John Christoffel August 16, 2020 at 6:55 am #

    These are great, easy to remember tips for this shot when you have a lot of green behind the bunker. My biggest challenge is when the pin is fairly close to the bunker so you only have the fringe and a yard or two of green to land on. The shorter shot is difficult to get high or put spin on so it will stop. It’s also easy to misjudge and have it wind up in the sand. I usually just shoot for the middle of the green to avoid the sand and then 2 putt back to the flag and take the bogey. Is there a secret to landing it closer to the flag?

    • Keith @ GolfersRX January 30, 2021 at 9:22 am #

      Thanks for sharing John. Scariest shot in golf! Sage advice to go with the high percentage play. #riskvsreward

  8. Vijay Aher October 6, 2020 at 6:40 pm #

    Very useful tip. used it and loved it.

  9. Jack Ashworth February 22, 2021 at 4:59 pm #

    A first look ar Mr. Sort Game and something I think will help me. Thanks.

  10. Bill Brown March 27, 2021 at 7:01 am #

    Great Advice You may have just save me some lesson money Unless you want the check instead 🙂

  11. kakola March 27, 2021 at 6:15 pm #

    That bunker is almost exactly the same one I have to go over every time I play. Can’t wait for tomorrow morning!

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