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Bunkers can be a problem for the amateur golfer, especially in the winter.

Wet, heavy, sand can make the sand a daunting place, especially if you need to get the ball up quickly.

However, what a lot of players don’t realise, is that to get that much needed height on the ball, you need to get low.

James Bunker Impact

As you’ll see, I’m getting low down, getting plenty loft on my sand wedge, and using plenty speed through the ball.

This is going to make sure I get down into the sand, and let the club do the work. Remember, you need to get the sand before the ball, and that sand is going to slow your club down. That’s why you need plenty speed on your shot, even if it’s just a short shot.

There’s really no need to be scared if you’re in the bunker around the green. Once you get the confidence to apply plenty speed to the ball, you’ll be getting up and down much more often.

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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