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post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by brooksie View Post

uttexas has got it in a nutshell the way luke donald plays it (off the front foot 56 degree wedge steep swing and attack it is perfect) if this doesnt work the best way i find simply depends on the lie and the bunker itsself if its a wet bunker then splashing it wont work it will end up being a thin or a hozzel rocket i take a PW and take a full swing triying to catch it fat slightly fly it to the pin and it stops instantly but if dry then the luke donald way is good but dont open the face.

 

the best way is to be confident over the shot this is one shot where thinking about what could go wrong usually happens picture the shoot be confident and it works every time. :)

Those are not 30 - 50 yd bunker shots in the Luke Donald videos, they're just long greenside bunker shots.

post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

I had one of these the other day and tried this exact approach.  I played it exactly like a normal bunker shot but with a PW (might have even been a 9I) and it worked like a charm.  Not super close to the hole or anything ... but it was on the green leaving me a par putt which is all I could really ask for.

 

Yup. Trying to catch it clean with a square club face is too hard IMO.

post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by dak4n6 View Post

Those are not 30 - 50 yd bunker shots in the Luke Donald videos, they're just long greenside bunker shots.

yeah I go along with this comment. a 90' bunker shot is just a long explosion.  50 yds is another shot altogether and on the 10 or so courses I play on a regular basis, I just don't see many of them.  But like someone else said its a course mgmt issue.  If I see one up ahead I will avoid it at ALL costs 'cause most hdcp players (myself included) will screw it up 90% of the time. 

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by dash1988 View Post

 

iv tried different clubs,taking sand, picking it cleanly and i either end up miles off the back of the green or i just get out n end up with a chip.

 

This isn't fair.  Your only options in varying the length of bunker shots are in the amount of sand you take, the club choice, and how hard you swing.  You've really completely exhausted two of the three possibilities? 

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