How to Hit a Punch Shot in Golf

By Patrick Foley

In golf, there are many times when a golfer will be set up under trees or trying to shape a shot low, and need a specialty shot. A great ability to have at this time would be to hit a punch shot. The punch shot is a powerful low trajectory shot that gives a golfer satisfying distance while also avoiding hazards. Having the ability to use a punch shot in certain situations could save strokes off every scorecard.


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Set up the ball off the inside of your back foot. Besides the ball position, there are no necessary changes needed to the swing. Therefore, when coming down into the swing, the angle of the club will allow the ball flight to be low.
Step 2
Focus on the desired ball flight and swing, After addressing the ball. Visualization of a good golf swing is always a positive precursor to the eventual real swing. Then when entering your backswing, keep your hands back away from the body and come down smooth into the ball. This will help to keep from slicing or hooking the ball and will keep the swing in plane. There is no need to force this shot, just allow the clubhead to do the work.
Step 3
Know that the most vital point of completing the punch shot is the follow through. When completing the punch shot, finish the swing low and towards your target. This will aid the low trajectory of the shot and help to avoid mishits. If the swing is completed properly, the ball flight will be low while not sacrificing much distance.

About The Author

Patrick Foley is a writer from Phoenix, AZ. He is a sports fanatic and loves football, golf, and track. He has been writing for Golf Link for almost a year. He is a college football player at the University of Pennsylvania. He is enrolled in the Wharton Business School.He has have a wide set of skills in writing and marketing.


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