Do you struggle to judge distance from the bunker? Don't worry, you're not alone. Try this simple drill next time you're practising

Getting the distance right is probably the most difficult part of any greenside bunker shot. Watch my video below for some simple bunker tips that will help you develop this part of your game…

Distance control from the bunker: The main points

To hit different yardages from the fairway, most golfers will simply manipulate the loft they use. However, the same philosophy doesn’t seem to apply when playing from the bunker.

I see so many amateurs getting wrapped up in technique, either trying to change strike, entry point, or how much sand they take, and it doesn’t have to be anywhere near as complicated.

The easiest thing to do is stick to your stock speed and alter the loft you present to the ball, just as you would from the short grass.

Want to learn the drill I recommend when practising? You’ll have to watch the video…

This instruction video was filmed at Lumine Golf Club, host venue of the 2019 European Tour Qualifying School. For more information, visit their website.

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