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M-SYSTEM: BUNKERS

M-SYSTEM: BUNKERS

The M-System Bunkers series is all about throwing sand. The concept is hitting and throwing sand. You are not trying to hit the ball.

Next, Mike explains the idea that the ball goes where the sand goes. The clubface works with the sand differently. Where the clubface is aimed isn’t where the ball will go.

Mike covers hand action, which is more of a level swing than an up-down action because you are trying to hit down and throw the sand.

Lastly, Mike talks about setup and how you need to be stable and control your swing circle. Distance, control of swing, uneven lies, how you set up, and how to use the club are other topics Mike covers in The M-System Bunker Series.

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M-SYSTEM: BUNKERS
  • BUNKERS: OVERVIEW

    Mike Malaska looks at bunkers in the M-System series. Bunkers are one of the most feared shots in golf, but in Mike's opinion, it is one of the easiest to hit well.

    First, you must understand what you are really trying to do in the bunkers. The ball is sitting in the sand, but in reality, you ar...

  • BUNKERS: BALL GOES WHERE THE SAND GOES

    Mike Malaska explains that a bunker shot differs from any other shot you play in golf because there is no ball-to-club contact. The ball goes where the sand goes, not where the clubface is aimed.

    Mike draws a line in the sand directed at the flag. Mike sets up, and the clubface is wide open. He ...

  • BUNKERS: HAND ACTION

    Mike Malaska discusses hand action in The M-System Bunkers Series.

    Your grip is in pretty much the same position for bunkers as for your full swing. The big difference is how you set the clubface. You will either set the clubface open, square or closed.

    Mike got into trouble with bunkers becaus...

  • BUNKERS: SETUP & BODY

    How you set up and use your body in the bunkers is a big deal.

    The biggest mistake people make is they think they are getting under the ball. When they swing, they tend to fall back on their back foot. When that happens, you will hit way behind the ball, and you won’t be able to get the ball ou...

  • BUNKERS: ANGLE OF APPROACH & THE LOW POINT OF THE SWING

    The goal is to get a consistent cut of sand from your angle of approach and the low point of your swing.

    Mike Malaska draws a line in the sand with his sand wedge and sets up with it just forward of his stance. The goal of this exercise is to make swings into the sand and take the line out. Mike...

  • BUNKERS: THREE DIFFERENT LIES IN THE SAND

    Mike Malaska demonstrates how to tackle three different lies in the sand and how to use the clubface.

    Mike has placed one ball on top of the sand, another partially buried, and the last ball almost completely buried in the sand.

    You don't want the club to dig much when the ball is on top of the...

  • BUNKERS: UNEVEN LIES

    Mike Malaska continues the bunkers series, discussing uneven lies.

    It is essential to make adjustments when the lie of the ball changes in a bunker. It comes down to how much sand you do and don't take when you swing.

    When you set up in the bunker, the angle of the lie of the ball must be the s...

  • BUNKERS: DISTANCE CONTROL

    Mike Malaska shows several ways that you can control distance.

    First, you can control it by the length of the swing. Second, you can control it with the amount of sand you take, and three, you can control distance with the club.

    Mike illustrates hitting out of the bunker with different lengths ...

  • BUNKERS: CHALLENGE

    Mike Malaska takes us through a Bunker challenge to learn how to use the bounce even better.

    Mike tells a story of watching Seve Ballesteros hitting bunker shots and is curious about what club Seve was using. Mike goes over and notices Seve using a 3-iron to hit bunker shots.

    You can be creativ...

  • BUNKERS: FITNESS

    Mike Malaska demonstrates how fitness plays into bunker play.

    Doing squats or lunges is a great exercise that helps when it comes to bunkers. When you squat and go down and hold the squat, it is the same as when you set up for a bunker shot. You will feel stability and strength in your legs, whi...

  • BUNKERS: SPORTS CONNECT

    Mike Malaska talks about how throwing is an integral part of many sports, like baseball, softball, and football.

    He uses an analogy of throwing and skipping a rock. Even though skipping a rock is not a sport, the principles of throwing something do apply.

    Skipping a rock will help you with hitt...

  • BUNKERS: REVIEW

    The M-System Bunkers series is all about throwing sand. The concept is hitting and throwing sand; you are not trying to hit the ball.

    Next, Mike explains the idea that the ball goes where the sand goes. The clubface works the sand differently. Where the clubface is aimed isn’t where the ball wil...