Escape from trouble - How to play the Low Punch Shot

By: Phillip Akers | Tue 20 Jun 2017 | Comments ()


For many amateurs the low punch shot through trees and under over hanging branches can be very daunting. However, just a few small changes to the golf swing can really improve the success of getting out of this kind of trouble. 

  • Choose the right club - Many golfers will pick a club with too much loft, like a pitching or sand wedge, bringing overhanging branches into play, sometimes a low-mid iron might be a better club choice. 
  • Ball position - Moving the ball further back in the stance, closer to the right foot, will naturally keep the ball flight lower. 
  • Weight - Having your weight forward and over the ball, as opposed to centered or behind it will make it easier to play it low. 
  • Hands ahead of the clubhead - Making sure your hands stay infront and over the top of the club head decreases loft on the face and keeps the ball low to the ground. 

All of these tips are great at keeping the ball low down and escaping out of any trouble. 


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