How to hit bunker shots like a pro, according to Phil Mickelson
It’s the same thing: weight forward and hands forward. The only trick is that mistakes made in sand are exacerbated by the bounce on your club. So, like I do when hitting a high chip or pitch, I play slightly forward of center but emphasize driving the club down and into the sand behind the ball. I mean really drive it!
You don’t have to fear digging if you lay the club a bit open at address. In fact, it’s combining an open face with the drive-down move that helps the bounce of your club glide through the bunker.
Shots pop out nice, high and — presto! — with some of that pro spin you see on TV.