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Punch Shot

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The punch is a shot that golfers can pull out in a variety of situations. If you have it in the arsenal and are confident hitting it, you can hit piercing shots into a headwind, navigate under tree limbs when in trouble, and have a go to shot when distance control in paramount. Follow these steps to hit great punch shots:

At address, choke up on the grip and place more weight on your lead side. Set your hands slightly ahead of the ball, which will deloft the club and promote a descending angle of attack.
In your backswing, try to keep it short and maintain most of the weight on the lead side.
On the downswing, return the clubface squarely at impact and abbreviate your follow through.

The shot will not travel quite as far, but will come out lower and with a little more spin.