Hitting a Punch Shot

So you’ve found your ball stuck behind a tree in the woods. You have a small clearing but a large branch is keeping you from hitting your normal shot. You need a punch shot. The perfect punch shot is a low trajectory shot that will allow you to gain maximum distance by keeping the ball low to the ground. In today’s Golf Tip we will discuss how to hit a proper punch shot.

When hitting a punch shot you want to select a low lofted club like a 4 or 5 iron to help minimize the height of the ball once you hit it. To his a punch shot you will need to place the ball in the back of your stance. You will want to choke down on the grip just a little bit so the club is not fully extended from your hands.

When attempting a punch shot it is best to use a hand position that is known as the forward press. This simply means your hands are pressed forward in front of the ball. You will want to take a half to three-quarters swing and a half to three-quarters follow through after striking the ball.

Punch shots are ideal in shallow rough and pine straw from the woods. Do not attempt a punch shot from the deep rough because it is harder to control and likely you will chunk it.

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Golf Tips to Improve Your Fairway Iron Accuracy and Distance

Greens in regulation is one of the most important statistics in golf. If you can hit the greens in regulation, your score will drop dramatically. Easy said than done, right?

With consistant iron play, you can improve your handicap by getting the ball on the green, instead of green side bunkers or rough. By having the ball on the green you are less inclined to make mistakes by shanking or muffing a chip.

By using the Golf Tips below, you can not only improve the number of greens in regulation you have in a round, but you will also learn how to hit punch shots and high draws that will help you land the ball right by the pin.

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