Knock Down Shot Hand Position

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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+

14 Responses to “Knock Down Shot Hand Position”

  1. I’ve tried this shot from some of your previous tips with some limited success. What often happens is it certainly comes out low but I can pull it or even pull hook it.
    Any thoughts because it sure is a great shot when it flies low and straight.

    Good stuff from you on this tip as usual.

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      March 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      If you are hooking it your hand are not coming through where they started. They are back a little which shuts the face. I think I say this in this tip:

      Knock Down Shot:
      Easy Way To Learn The Knock Down Shot:

      If you are pulling it you may not actually be pulling it. You need to check your alignment. I tend to open my stand but that is stance only not my shoulders. If you mis-align everything you may hit it where you are aimed. Check these things because it is a great shot. I probably use it 2-4 times per round.

  2. March 26, 2017


    Greetings Coach: I have been working on chips using the 4 knuckle grip with great success. In this tip you first showed the 4 knuckle grip to hit the shot then showed normal grip and turning the face to 10;00. I like the 4 knuckle grip do I have to go to the 10:00 grip for this shot or can I stay with the 4 knuckle grip? Still out here watching and learning.

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      March 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      You certainly can because this grip will get you into the 3-4 knuckle position once you square the face. If you can just put your grip on this way they do so.

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    March 26, 2017


    If you have to go under trees (too close to go over), but still want the shot to travel quite a way after you have cleared the trees, would you try this shot with a 5 iron (do get plenty of run)?

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      March 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      Exactly, this is the shot you would hit. Keeps it low and it runs. With a more lofted club it would check (if you hit it right and the conditions were right).

  4. Paul,I believe you already showed us this shot some time ago .Here ,at my home course at CANNES MANDELIEU ,we have a geat number of beautiful “parasol “pine trees planted as a forest by NAPOLEON THE THIRD ,circa 1850 (They were intended to be turned into very straight masts for the sailing vessels of that time ).When I stray occasionnally under those pine trees ,with their branches hanging low ,I use this shot with great success (off the pine needles !)with a 6 or 7 iron .When I want to go far and the limbs are not hanging too low ,I play a 2(“stinger “) or 3 hybrid with a normal grip,but the flight is then higher than with the 6 or 7 “delofted ” irons .This responds to the commment by Mr LEE DANEKER above .
    You must also take into account that with the delofted irons and the ball back in the stance ,the shot will tend to go right,so you have to “open “a bit your stance

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      March 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      I didn’t show it for this shot. I may have for chipping.

      That stinger shot is good too for these situation where you need to keep it low and get some run. You just can’t de-loft it so much you can’t get it airborne.

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    March 27, 2017


    A truly beginner question I’m asking:
    What is a hardpan?
    I’m guessing hard sand or a golf path

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      March 27, 2017

      Paul Wilson


      It would be a hard grass area usually where people have walked on it or is bare. With a lie like this the club can bounce off of it and deflect up the back of the ball causing thin and topped shots.




  7. November 1, 2018


    I love this shot, but I too draw it a little. Anyway to hit it with a slight fade as it would be nice to have that in the arsenal.

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