by, 01-03-2011 at 09:28 AM (11631 Views)
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.