I'm tired of this. Every single video I see on Youtube about playing a bunker shot has the ball on a flat lie, fried egg, of near the front lip of the bunker. Yes, I can get out of those.
The one I always seem to get is the ball below my feet on and on the steep downslope from the rear of the greenside bunker. This is usually one of the bunkers off to the left or right maybe pin high where you get the picture, the ball is in the outer part of the bunker. The lie sucks. Not only is the footing bad, but it's downhill and I've got to get it out in one shot. I end up there maybe once or twice a round.
Then there's the side hill lie in the bunker with the ball below my feet.
Both of these always end in disaster.
Our practice bunkers don't have such lies available. How does one get of this mess other than not getting into it in the first place?
Figure its time to update the thread. My last declared part of the swing to focus on was stance and posture. Here is a snapshot from a swing i took today.
Compared to 2 previous images, both of which were said to be not great. Maybe the new one is a compromise of the 2?
I also did the day 1 drill from the 30 day covid challenge relating to the initial take away today. I believe my backswing needs a lot of work, so assuming my stance and posture is in a decent spot, the next logical place to go is the initial takeaway of the backswing. Here is my swing from today at A2. I think its ok. Should my club be outside my hands more? Should there be more shoulder rotation?
And here is my complete swing. I know I'm still a little OTT, but not going to worry about that until i work my way through the entire backswing to make sure im setting myself up to succeed on the downswing.