Take enough club
Long Bunker Shots
When playing from a fairway bunker it is important to grip down the shaft about an inch. This in effect shortens the club and helps you catch the ball first for solid contact. Take one extra club and swing easy. By doing this you are less likely to lose your footing in the sand.
Into the wind
The flop shot is used when you have short sided yourself and don’t have a lot of green to work with. The idea is to get the ball up as quickly and as high as possible in order to get the ball to stop in a short distance. How we do this is by opening the club up, which adds loft, and then make a full swing. This is a really fun shot to play and looks great when you pull it off.
Nobody likes to see their ball plugged in the bunker but you should be afraid because with the right technique you get the ball onto the green with ease. Play the ball back in your stance. This will promote a steeper backswing. Now unlike all other shots from the bunker where you need to have a complete follow through you need to swing hard down behind the back of the ball and it will pop straight up and onto the green. The only downside is the ball will come down with no spin and rollout a long way.