Master The Low Punch Shot

David Leadbetter shows how to take the club back in order to hit the perfect punch shot with an iron.

Released on 9/17/2016

Transcript

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There are gonna be times
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when you're gonna have to adopt a low punt shot.
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Maybe you've hit it just off the fairway
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and there are some overhanging limbs
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and you need to advance the ball forward.
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The most important thing is get the ball back into play.
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So I'm going to show you a four-step plan
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how to hit these punt shots,
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and I'd like you to practice it just a little bit
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so when you get out on the course,
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and you're faced with one of these shots,
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it's not that difficult.
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So the first thing is, you want to make sure
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you take a club with less loft,
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maybe you want a club up by at least two clubs,
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depending on what's in front of you.
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Obviously you have to make sure you can get over
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if there's any shrubbery, or grass, what have you,
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in front of you.
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If it's pine needles, then that's easy.
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Right, so what you want to do,
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you want to choke down on the club at least two inches.
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Put the ball back two inches further than normal.
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From here, you want to make sort of a three-quarter swing.
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That's the next step, a nice three-quarter swing.
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Maybe half, half to three-quarters, no further than that,
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and finally, you want to make sure
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you have a nice, short follow-through.
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That short follow-through will ensure
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that your hands are leading the club
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in coming into the ball.
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You don't want the club here leading the hands,
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otherwise, it's going to send the ball up in the air.
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We're doing everything we can
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to keep the ball down, to de-loft the club.
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Finally, make sure the motion is nice and smooth.
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Don't try to hit it too hard.
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It's a soft punch, if you will.
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OK, so ball back, choke down on the club,
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smooth three-quarter swing,
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nice, short follow-through.
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Just like that.
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Practice that shot
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and you won't have any problems in the trees.
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