Originally Posted by edinatlanta
Still can't get out of a bunker to save my life.
If you're really having trouble with bunkers:
-You don't need to modify your swing too much. Make sure you follow through (break your wrists).
-Pretend you're hitting a 50-yard normal sand wedge shot, without trying to pick the ball off the sand. The result will be a 10-20 yard shot out of the sand.
Once you get used to this working, and build confidence, you can start opening the club face, fine tuning softer swings, slicing through it, etc. But the above will get you out of the trap. Normal 50-yd swing, on the same path under the ball as you would on the fairway.
Also the worst thing is to back-off or decelerate, out of fear of going to far. Then you'll surely eff up and be stuck in the bunker. Take consolation in knowing that you'll be out, even if you go too far. So commit, and swing through it, breaking your wrists as you would for a normal shot.
Obviously, practicing this in a practice bunker would be ideal.