The punch shot made easy

2015 06 Mu1

It’s fair to say that you would use a punch shot more often here in Scotland than in Europe.

It’s a particularly handy shot to have when you’re playing under a tree line. If you imagine the ball is getting above the tree line and the wind will hit it more... if you can get a scenario where you’re trying to maybe take a bit of yardage off, keep it down and below the tree level, the punch shot is ideal.



It’s a shot that’s probably used more often in links golf but it can be used really effectively on any course or in any conditions.



MU

Set-up forward

At set-up, I’ve got my hands forward of the ball, and that’s something I want to try and emulate at impact, which helps keep the trajectory of the ball down as you’re taking loft off the club.



The ball sits quite far back in the stance, again to try and keep the ball down, thanks to a steeper attack angle.



MU1

The strike

The feeling I’m looking for going through impact is to turn around my left leg at impact. You can see my hands are still ahead of the ball before impact, and from there it’s all about pulling down and through, with the feeling of getting my left hand to target.



-



Murray Urquhart is the Head PGA Professional at Spey Valley and a former European Tour player. For lessons, call Murray on 01479 811725.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FOUR GOLF LESSONS WITH STEVE JOHNSTON – BIG CHANGES! (Epic Mission EP 7)
Epic Mission
play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Tour pro blasted for "mocking" Greta Thunberg
Ladies European Tour announces new event... in unlikely destination
Catriona Matthew reveals tennis legend's pep talk to Solheim Cup team
PGA Tour winner arrested in prostitution sting
Thorbjorn Olesen due in court this week

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh’s tips for swinging on plane
Watch
play button
Stand closer to the ball
Watch
play button
Stand taller at address says Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Timing your strike
Watch
See all videos right arrow