When facing difficult bunker shots, a lot of great sand players rely on their powers of visualization and paint a picture in their minds of the exact shot they want to play. They envision the arc of the shot, how far it should fly and precisely where the golf ball needs to land in order to get close.

And in the tip above, Titleist Brand Ambassador John Peterson walks us through his technique and thinking process when faced with a bunker shot to a short-sided pin.

In a deep bunker with very little green to work with, John demonstrates how a few fundamentals and executing the shot with confidence can help turn this situation into a scoring opportunity.

Give John’s advice a try and hopefully you’ll be able to convert a few more sand saves when faced with a similar shot.