Appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of LINKS.
Seve Ballesteros 1988
A common mistake of amateurs in bunkers is getting “ball-bound”—focusing so intently on the ball that they become tense to the point of being unable to swing fluidly. The strategy that best helps me stay loose is to consciously focus and keep my eyes on the point where I want the club to enter the sand, once I’ve assessed its consistency by wriggling in my feet. Incorporating this simple procedure into your bunker routine will give you a very specific target, instead of just a vague idea of where you want the club to enter
the sand. Natural Golf
Wes Ellis Jr.