How to Escape Fairway Bunkers

Hitting into a fairway bunker shouldn't make you shutter with fear because escaping a fairway bunker is actually pretty simple.

Hitting into fairway bunkers shouldn’t make you shudder with fear.  Escaping a fairway bunker is actually pretty simple.

Fairway Bunkers

If you want to escape a fairway bunker, there are only a few things to keep in mind. The biggest and most important thing that you should keep at the front of your mind is “contact with the ball before the sand.” Super important. Without that one fundamental, you may feel like you’re in jail every time you hit into a fairway bunker.

Now to contact the ball before the sand, you need to run through a quick checklist—ball in the middle of your stance. Ground yourself. Keep your head level. And your feet quiet. Done. Swing away.

Lastly, you will want to figure out if you’re going for the green or laying up in the fairway. This is a personal preference but a critical one nonetheless. That’s how to hit out of a fairway bunker.  Play smart.



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