The Knockdown Shot
If you’ve ever played links golf or want to cheat a headwind no matter where you are, this is the shot for you — it’ll keep the ball low and easy to control. It’s great fun to pull off.
- Put the ball slightly back in your stance
- Make sure your spine is centered over the ball with weight and hands forward
- Take one extra club (i.e., an 8-iron instead of a 9-iron) and choke down slightly for control
- Take a three-quarter swing and lean the club shaft forward through impact to keep flight down
- Abbreviate your finish