Bunkers have always been the bane of my existence as a golfer, and I know I’m not alone in my terror of traps.
There, I said it. Trap.
Years ago, a teaching pro told me not to refer to those wide glistening areas of pure white sand as “traps.”
“The word trap has a negative connotation,” he explained. “It reminds the golfer of negative images like entrapment, snare and ambush. Call them bunkers, because that’s what they are.”