I’d often rather be in a bunker than in thick rough around the green. It can be an easier recovery shot than you think, especially given the consistency of modern sand. Skip the club through the sand and keep the left arm moving through to a good finish. Don’t forget to dig your feet into the sand for traction. 

1. Weight starts left, stays on my left side 

2. Align and swing left of target 

3. Aim my clubface right of target 

To hit lofted bunker shots, I adjust my normal grip. . . 

. . . pointing the left thumb straight down the shaft. This helps keep the clubface open.