Sir Nick Faldo Bunker Tip

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Easy Bunker Tip with Sir Nick Faldo

Nick Faldo, a person everybody should know in the golfing world, is here to show us a great bunker tip. Golf Life caught up with Nick at the Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott in Orlando, FL. One the biggest things that amateurs overlook is their bunker play. How many times do we find ourselves in a bunker? A LOT! If you watch the PGA Tour on TV, even they find themselves in bunkers more times than they want. What separates the professional from the amateur is their ability to make a great shot out of the bunker and save par. PGA Professionals are getting up and down from the bunker 50%-70% (This is stats of the Top 100 players on tour in 2016). If professionals are getting up and down only 50% of the time, what are the percentages an amateur gets up and down? 10%? 5%? The point is, getting out of the bunker to save par is very hard to do. That is why Nick Faldo is here to show us an easy way to make a good shot and give yourself a chance!

The first thing you need to do is draw a straight line in a even lie bunker. You can easily do with with a rake near by. Nick Faldo wants us to find the easiest point of contact in the sand and the easiest way to do this is putting your left heal on the line, stand a little open to that line, open the club and find the sand. The objective in this tip is to find the sand. Nick Faldo wants us to hit the sand.  Making sure your chest, arms and club all come down to the sand at the same time on the line.

Watch the video above to get a better understand on how Nick Faldo teaches bunker play to his students and what the professionals are doing to consistently get up and down on Tour!