One of the keys of getting out of greenside bunkers is to keep the clubface “open.” When you close the face, you get a lower trajectory and the golf club tends to dig in the sand. Here’s a trick to help you achieve this: Imagine that the clubface is a mirror, and that you’re going to see your reflection in it at the finish of your sand shot. This will ensure that you take the club all the way to eye level and that you’ve kept it open all the way to the finish.
One more trick is to visualize that your ball is sitting on top of a $5 dollar bill. The idea is to try and pick that $5 dollar bill off of the sand with your club. This concept will give an excellent idea on where the club face should enter the sand and where it should exit the sand when making a greenside bunker shot. Always remember to follow through.
Good Luck, Joshua