Mastering The Low Draw Punch – A Quick Golf Instruction

Fast and efficient steps to power your punch

A low draw punch shot is a highly useful shot to master, as it gives you more distance for your shots, when you have to drive in the direction of the wind. While the pros can hit the low draw shot easily, for weekend players and beginners it may seem a hard shot to master. But it is easier to learn, as the movement is just like the normal swing. Here are three quick steps to master this shot.

Proper alignment

To get the low draw right, you need to line up your feet, hips, shoulders and knees perpendicular to the target line, which is the imaginary line connecting the target and golf ball. Clubface should be facing the target. Closed stance is the position where you align your hips, shoulders, knees and feet at an angle to the right side of target line. This stance promotes a good draw.

Swing Path

To hit the low draw, your ball needs to begin in one of the following three directions

  1. Straight to the target
  2. Pushed a little rightwards
  3. Pulled to your left

For the first direction, players should swing the head of the club downwards towards the target line for a straight shot.

In a closed position, your body is placed slightly rightwards, so you can make your normal swing.

If on the other hand the swing is downwards, the closed position will encourage a swing path that is in to out. The ball will move slightly rightwards towards the target as the clubface turns through the impact. You get a draw with the ball flight moving from right to the left side.

Position of the ball

The position of your ball keeps changing and depends on the shot and club you are playing. For a driver, the position is from the inside part of your left foot and for short iron, it is the middle part of your stance. When you make the shot by moving back a couple of inches from your stance, you can lower the ball flight. Gripping the club downwards with pressure also helps.

A closed position thus helps in making the draw shot a lower one. This makes a swing path inwards to out with the clubface closing during impact.

An additional step of moving back in your position will pave for an ideal low draw flight. A good grip is needed to play the shot. For this, you need to rotate hands clockwise, if you are right handed and counter-clockwise if you are left handed.

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