How To Hit A Knock Down or Punch 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+

4 Responses to “How To Hit A Knock Down or Punch Shot”

  1. June 14, 2012


    On the knock down shot, do you still feel that the lower body triggers the downswing even though the arms are more active than normal?

    • I am not feeling the lower body triggering the downswing. I am feeling the arms hitting the ball. I know the lower is moving in my swing. Keep in mind you are trying to hold the angle past impact so you need to activate the arms so the club does not re-hinge. Plus, you should be picking the club up in the backswing to create a more vertical backswing. In doing so, you activate the arms as well. You should have the weight on the left foot so a weight shift is not necessary.

  2. Paul,I hadn’t seen this interesting video before .The “PUNCH SHOT “is a shot I utilize very often when I have strayed my TEE shot or fairway shot in the trees ,and I have to get out between trees close together and with low limbs ahead .Having not seen this video before ,I Play it a bit differently :I grip down half way down the handle ,I swing from 9 O’Clock to 3 OClock,and I don’t change the position of the hands ( I keep my usual grip ).It works .I’ll try your technique NeXT Time ,it seems safer.,especially when the tree limbs ahead are low.
    CAN you Play the KNOCKDOWN with a low lofted Hybrid ?
    BEN HOGAN could Play a low knock-down to the Green with an amazing r

    • Raymond,

      Definitely do the grip. This guarantees a descending blow.

      Not sure if you can do it with a hybrid as I have never tried. I would think it will work because these clubs have enough loft to still get it airborne. Any less loft and I think it would come out too low. Give it a try.

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