Punch shot keys

Mas­ter the low shot into the wind with just a cou­ple of sim­ple ad­just­ments to your set-up and swing

Golf Monthly - - Your View -

The two things that de­ter­mine the height of your shots are the loft on the club at im­pact and the speed at which you swing. It makes sense, then, that if you are try­ing to play a low punch, these are the two fac­tors to ad­just.

Ob­vi­ously, you need to de-loft the club at ad­dress, and you do that by sim­ply mov­ing the ball back in your stance. With the ball back, your hands will au­to­mat­i­cally be ahead of the ball and you’ll be strength­en­ing the loft of the club by up to 10˚.

Your swing speed de­ter­mines how much back­spin you cre­ate. More back­spin gen­er­ates a higher flight, so you need to swing a lit­tle slower, too. You can do this by pure feel, but I pre­fer to shorten the swing to around three-quar­ters back and through.

Just note that as you are look­ing to take speed out of the swing, you may need to take an extra club to hit your usual dis­tances. Ex­per­i­ment on the range – it’s great fun and re­ally use­ful once you get to the course.

Back­swing check Flight and bal­ance

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