Excessive movement in the game of golf is a big problem.
Bunker play becomes much easier once we eliminate excessive movement. It creates all sorts of wayward shots, not to mention lots of frustration. Let’s eliminate the frustration by having the right set up, which includes proper ball position, an open stance and club face, and smooth tempo…and the proper weight balance.
Unlike other shots around the course—from the fairway and off the tee—where weight shift is paramount, we need to limit our weight shift with shots from the bunker. At set up, place more weight on your front side and keep it there through the swing.
Please keep in mind that limiting movement does not translate to a flat-footed-arm-swing. Instead, simply make a fluid backswing and rotate around this front favored set up on the through-swing.
Limiting excessive movement promotes consistent sand-first contact with more smiles and pars.