Golf tip of the week: A bunker shot requires very little lower body

The lower body should be much quieter when hitting out of a sandtrap than when executing a driver or fairway shot. In comparison, standard golf shots require the knees to push toward each other to induce leg action and stability, much like a person on skis.

However, bunker shots need more upper body with minimal leg action.

A great way to quiet the legs is to stand bowlegged, push the knees out slightly at the address position the opposite of the standard golf shot. Pushing the knees out moves the body weight to the outsides of both feet and disengages the leg action, forcing the upper torso and arms to dominate.

Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.

Rick Musselman, golf author and professional, owns Musselman’s Golf in Williamsport.


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