How to Hit a Lower Shot

How to Hit a Lower Shot

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Since: Dec 12


#1 Dec 28, 2012
One of the great aspects of golf is the number of different situations we face during just one round of golf, and the more tools we can apply to get out of those sticky situations with a minimum of damage may be the difference of five or six, or more, strokes in our handicap. One of those sticky situations we invariably encounter is when we need to hit a low golf shot.

Hitting the ball this way to produce these low, raking shots takes practice, and perhaps some strength training exercises, but we are all capable of playing them. You might be wondering about the equipment at this point. That is whether stiffer, less whippy shafts are necessary to produce these shots with best golf clubs. That is one factor but it has a lot to do with how solid the club head contact is with the ball. A good contact will help a lot.

One shot that I believe will save the average golfer quite a few strokes is the low punch shot from the trees. What happens most of the time when you are in the woods? You try to advance the ball forward, but the ball rises up too fast, hits some branches and ends up in a worse position than to begin with. That is when you have the guts to try the shot with taylormade r11 for sale in the first place. Most of the time, you just hack it out sideways back in the fairway. Sometimes that is your only option, but many times if you can just keep the ball down, you can advance the ball far enough down the fairway to give yourself a chance to save par.

An excellent little driving range drill is to stand your golf bag up about four or five feet in front of you, and try to punch balls through the legs and under the bag. If you keep hitting the bag, cut down on the speed of your swing. Under the right circumstances, this is a handy shot to have on the golf course. No matter what your level of play, there will be times when it will be advantageous to know how to hit a low golf shot.

When moving to your downswing, try to sweep the ball, don't hit down on it. You want the clubface of taylor made burner 2.0 moving through the impact zone in a lateral motion, not down. Hitting down on the ball causes it to rise and we don't want that.

Finally, you want to abbreviate your follow through. Try to keep the club head from rising above the line you want your ball to travel. Think about keeping your hands in front of the ball and not rolling your wrists after impact. Perfecting shots that are only required occasionally on the golf course can get the golfer out of trouble without damaging his score, but also provide a psychological benefit if he knows he is capable of executing any shot.

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