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  • how to hit a punch with a cut

    hi chaps.

    does any one have an idea on how to hit a punch cut.

    cheers Liam,

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    Re: how to hit a punch with a cut

    A punch cut ??? easy ...

    A 3/4 swing with a shallow swing arc into impact and keep the hands low, like a punch shot ... still hands ...

    The cut will come from leaving the face open at ipact, so feel as if your right hand stays 'under' the club or feel as if the club face is pointing right ...

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    • #3
      Re: how to hit a punch with a cut

      Won't that just start it right as opposed to turning right?

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      • #4
        Re: how to hit a punch with a cut

        Originally posted by Kumabjorn View Post
        Won't that just start it right as opposed to turning right?
        No - the line of flight will be governed by the path of the swing. The open club face will impart the side spin to deliver the fade. Trust the swing on this - it's easy, when you want the ball to end up on the right, to actually try to set the swing path that way - not a good idea.

        One final thing - if you trying a punch fade or draw, make sure you take enough club - I always go up at least one club. That way, you can make an easy swing and concentrate on the correct path and club face at impact.

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        • #5
          Re: how to hit a punch with a cut

          Originally posted by Kumabjorn View Post
          Won't that just start it right as opposed to turning right?
          This is where science and 'but this is what I always do' meet.


          Science says that when face angle to path is zero, we get a straight ball flight. When face angle to path is open, we get a shot that starts to the fade side of the path, and fades some more. When face angle to path is closed, we get a shot that starts to the draw side of path, and draws some more. The greater the deviant angle, the greater the starting angle deviates from the path, and the greater sidespin is put on the ball.



          To borrow a style from cmays:

          Grab your putter. Keeping the face square to your target, swing as inside out as you possibly can, and as fast as you want. Watch where the ball goes.

          Now, close the face, and swing as down-the-target-line as you can. Watch where the ball goes.

          Some argue that the putter is 'too slow' for the 'path dictates starting flight' theory (in which case, there's a caveat that there has to be a certain ball speed before path dictates flight, but that's another ball of wax).

          So then. Grab your SW. Hit some pitch shots, ensuring that the face is square to target. But swing as outside in as you can. Watch where the ball goes. Swing as inside out as you can - have that face square at impact! Watch where the ball goes. Repeat the same as the putter (closed face, path down the line; open face, path down the line).

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          • #6
            Re: how to hit a punch with a cut

            I shall certainly grab my shag bag (why is it called that, isn't shag some kind of nasty slang for doing it?) and test these suggestions. I actually hav a fairly predictable shot from 45 yrds (another nasty thing) by which I close the face of my SW and rip it outside-in. Lands fairly soft and rolls out gently towards the flag, you just need to make sure you aim it correctly for start of the flight.

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            • #7
              Keep It Low

              I agree with the first bit of advice. I would also add to play the ball toward the back of your stance. Keep your hands in front of the golf ball at address and right through at and after impact. This together with the other tips given should do the job for you.

              Cheers

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