Easy Way To Learn The Knock Down Shot

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

10 Responses to “Easy Way To Learn The Knock Down Shot”

  1. September 27, 2016


    Nice tip… when you use this type of shot how much distance do you lose from s normal shot with the same iron?

    PS your chipping technique works great for me getting close and even chipped in too

    • September 28, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      You may not lose any distance as you are de-lofing the club. If you just did a short backswing though you might want to take an extra club.

      Glad you are doing well with my chipping technique. Just see this as a long chip. In no time you can get good at them.

  2. September 28, 2016


    Paul, on the setup for chipping and subsequently the set up for knockdown whether using a sand wedge or say an eight iron setting up as described a 4 knuckle grip
    Forward to left thigh doesn’t the club face get totally closed be it an 8 0r SW? Thanks JIm

    • September 28, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Yes, the face would be closed. It is not hooking though because you are making sure your hands hit the ball where they started.

  3. October 4, 2016

    JohnC. Dawes

    Paul, is this the shot I use out of deep rough?

  4. October 8, 2016


    Great tip Paul,
    I was curios though about distance and arms/hands. I am trying very hard not to use my hands and arms and getting better. When hitting this shot, how much tension do you have in your hands and arms. So, if I hit my 7 iron about 150-155, if I do a knock down 7, what should I be hitting? maybe 135?

    Thanks so much for what you are doing. You have helped me very much.

    • Paul Wilson

      October 9, 2016

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like the the tips. I appreciate the support.

      I try to keep them turned off coming down and through impact. This means I am not adding any extra to hit or help the shot. So to me my arms feel powerless.

      You may want to watch this:

      What Is Powerless Arms?: http://ignitiongolf.com/what-is-powerless-arms/

      For the knock down shot, you would be de-lofting the club so depending on backswing length and how fast you are swinging you can actually get the same distance. I typically take one more club because I do a little shorter swing. Once you get good at the shot you will be able to determine if you need one more club or not.

  5. February 16, 2017



    How much this shot create spin?

    Otherwise your tips are great! Thanks.

    Br Mauri

    • Paul Wilson

      February 17, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Glad you like the tips. This is the shot that is the 2 hops and stop shot (if the conditions are right). It’s like taking a pool ball and the side of your hand. Hit down on the side of the pool ball. It forces it forward but there is so much spin it stops. This is what you are doing with this shot.

      If you are downwind or hitting to a green sloping away from you will not get this spin so you have to take this into consideration.

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