Playing Better Shots from the Fairway Bunkers


It is never a happy sight to see your tee shot hop into a fairway bunker. It goes without saying that playing an approach shot from a fairway bunker is more difficult than playing from the fairway itself, so you obviously want to keep your ball on the grass whenever possible. However, hitting a fairway bunker from time to time is going to happen, so you need to have a good plan for getting out of the bunker quickly and as close to the green as possible.

In general, you don’t want to change your swing too significantly when you land in a fairway bunker. You are comfortable with your ‘normal’ swing, so don’t mess with it too much or the results could be ugly. With that said, a few simple tips can help you to improve your performance from the fairway sand and save a few strokes along the way.