Ryuji Imada: Stick It From The Sand
TIP+VIDEO: Master the greenside bunker shot
When the ball is sitting up, the key is to make a swing where your wedge glides just below the surface of the sand. That's why I stand a lot wider than normal. This puts me lower to the ground and helps me swing on a shallow path.
I open the face so the club can ride through the sand on its flange (the bulge on the bottom). I also keep more weight on my front foot throughout the swing. Hanging back promotes a scoopy motion and affects the club's entry point into the sand.