Experimented with chipping from just off the fringe, and then 10 yards away from the fringe, with 7i, 8i, PW, GW, SW and LW - aiming to get within 3 yards of the hole. The idea was to get a sense of the shot profile, in terms of how far the ball goes, and the flight and speed.
Did the metronome putting drill too.
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?