ANALYSIS OF GREENSIDE BUNKER SHOTS IN GOLF

  • Josefa Wivou
  • Lanka Udawatta
  • Pubudu Pathirana
Keywords: Sand bunker, club head speed, divot depth, point of entry

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of greenside sand bunker shots in golf to identify the key parameters in a given situation to achieve the desired distance to the pin. Different depths and corresponding entry distances of a down swing were measured in order to analyse the situation. Experiments for taking the required data were conducted in a sand bunker of a golf course. Samples were taken from different golfers whose handicaps are ranging from 5 to 25. Results can be used to train amateur golfers, especially for reaching different distances towards the pin from greenside sand bunkers.
Published
2016-11-06
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities