It can be a daunting prospect when you have to lob over a bunker to a tight pin. PGA professional David Bown walks us through the basics to get it up and down

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Mon, 22 Jul 2013

Step 2: Avoid turning your wrists over

In a high-flying shot like this one you need to give it an aggressive swing to generate the club speed and in turn spin to get the ball up and down over a relatively short distance.

The key bit to this shot is where your hands finish after impact. Many amateurs tend to turn their wrists over as seen in the bottom left photograph.

This means they will pull the ball by flattening the clubface so instead keep the follow-through short and the clubface open, as seen in the top photograph.

This will deliver the club through in a straight line and propel the ball as far as possible into the air for better ball control on the putting surface.

Want anymore tips? Check out where PGA professional David Bown teaches at the David Bown Golf Academy or look at his swing tutorial drill videos

Otherwise look at our Golf's Toughest Short Game Shots index or the overall Golf's Toughest Shots index.