This video golf lesson features Brad Worthington explaining the benefits of using a 6-iron on long bunker shots.
When confronted with this type of shot, most golfers tend to use a pitching wedge to try to pick the ball off the sand, which has many possibilities for hitting the ball either too thin or too fat. The shot is played much like a greenside bunker shot with an open clubface and the right heel on the ground, aiming two inches behind the ball.
The 6-iron will be more beneficial for this shot than a putting wedge, Worthington says. It will allow you too come down forcefully at the ball and get it out of the bunker.