Getting back to basics

Many amateurs believe they have to create a very aggressive angle of attack to escape greenside bunkers, and this tends to lead to inconsistency as the leading edge of the club digs too deep into the sand.

If you find you’re inconsistent from the sand, try taking a wider stance in the greenside bunkers. This should help create a shallower angle of attack, bringing the club into the sand behind the ball more consistently and allowing you to extract it easily.

From this position, I find hitting bunker shots with just your right hand (for the right-handed golfer) really helps groove the feeling of the club releasing, carrying its speed through the sand, using the bounce correctly and popping the ball out consistently.