Two vertical lines:
Before placing your hands on your club, make sure the two vertical lines of your club head are pointing to the right of the target.
The letter ”V” will be created with the club head open and your feet open.
This setup provides added loft and backspin and prevents the club head from closing and digging in the sand.
The feeling of making this swing (it is like producing a descending blow during the downswing).
Getting the ball out of the bunker by hitting the sand first needs a more powerful motion than just hitting out of the grass. The club needs to hit the sand behind the ball (about 2 inches behind the ball). The ball will then be lifted out of the bunker by the sand and by this more powerful motion. The sole of the club has what is called a flange (the flange is additional steel added to the club placed lower than the leading edge of the club face, it will help the player not to penetrate the sand too deeply when used correctly).
Before making your shot:
Open the club head first, then taking your grip will help you to use the flange of the club as it is meant to be used.
Place a circle around the ball as shown in the picture. This will indicate where to hit the sand behind the ball. The sand will propel the ball out of the bunker. The ball will come out on a cushion of sand which is why you need to swing about twice as hard as for a normal shot.
Contacting the sand in the right spot will eliminate the circle in the sand which usually indicates proper execution of the shot.