Improve your contact out of the fairway bunker

Consistency in your ball striking from a fairway bunker starts with proper club selection and set-up.  It is important to set up with stability, because sand is an unstable environment.  Select the club that has the proper loft for the ball to clear the face of the bunker.  Your key set-up essentials include the following:  1) Ball position is one ball ahead of center, 2) take your stance with the insides of your feet lower than the outsides and your heels slightly lower than your toes,  3) hover the club slightly above the golf ball with your weight being slightly on your heels and your posture feeling tall.  From this efficient starting position, you are now ready to make your golf swing and enjoy the positive result.