Learn to blast away!
I used to attempt a clean pick with my SW and sometimes would get good results, but the occasional fly over the green/miss hit, convinced me to learn proper technique.
But more importantly, not every bunker lie can be hit using a modified wedge shot, so chances are, you're going to be faced with a sand shot where your current technique you will fail you.
This means you're going to card a double or worse.
Once you learn how, it's actually one of the easier shots on the golf course, which is why you rarely, if ever, see a pro flub a greenside bunker shot. If you want to avoid that pesky double or triple bogey, you have to how to do this
Agreed. My bunker play has been pretty spotty this year and it's mostly because I'm being too timid. Speed is a must in the sand.
Edited by Ernest Jones - 8/1/14 at 2:12pm