Chris Hanson tips: Bunker basics

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European Tour professional and Stromberg ambassador Chris Hanson gives you some tips on how to improve your bunker play...

Chris Hanson is a European Tour Professional and a Stromberg ambassador. Here he shows us a quick tip to help improve your bunker game.

The first thing for me when you find yourself in a bunker is getting the right foundation and the right base.

Get a nice wide stance, nice and low to the ground. Th slower you get the higher I think the balls comes out and stops quicker.

From there, set the club face nice and open and have the butt of the club pointing towards your right thigh, that allows you from there to get the right hand past the left hand and use the bounce of the club through impact.

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I have a 10-footer to win my match. What will give me the best chance to hole it?

I was once asked “Chris, if you hit a putt on the perfect line, at the perfect speed will it go in?”

Of course I answered yes! But I was wrong… what happens if the wind blows it, a bird picks it up, or it hits a spike mark.

It really is out of your control once you hit the putt. So concentrate on what you can control then accept what result you get!

And what can you control?

Make a good read, then go through a consistent pre shot routine, and hit the putt. That’s it.

So my advice would be to work on a pre shot routine. Watch some of the best players in the world and see what they do time and time again before each putt, then implement the bits you like into you own personal routine.

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