When many players feel they need to create more speed in the bunker, it usually translates into a big, wide swing of the arms (above). But all that does is pull your head back behind the ball, and it doesn't produce enough speed. As we talked about before, moving the handle instead of hinging the club actually slows the clubhead. In this case, with your head behind the ball, the tendency will be for your weight to shift to your back leg, and you'll return the club too far behind the ball. If you don't release the hands from here, you'll hit it fat and leave it in the bunker. Release them too early, and you'll blade it over the green. Consistency requires too much reliance on timing.