Bunkers are a source of dread for practically golfers of all skill levels. It’s the only shot in golf in which the goal is to actually not hit the ball first, because doing so usually results in a wicked thin over the green, and an ensuing double bogey.
Enter Callaway staffer Adam Hadwin who, armed with his Callaway Jaws MD5 wedges, has become one of the best bunker players on the PGA Tour. He’s currently eighth in Bunker Proximity — averaging 6’11” — and was 19th and 24th the previous two seasons.
Hadwin recently switched to a three-wedge setup (52, 56 and 60 degree) rather than his previous two, to give him more more options around the green. It’s something that comes in especially handy in the bunkers, especially when he combines it with his trusty swing key that recreational golfers can learn a lot from.