Golf | Recovery Golf Shots – Punches And Hooks To Save Shots With Alex Fortey

In this video Alex Fortey walks you through some simple golf course management and Recovery Golf Shots where choosing the correct type of golf shot that you can pull off is crucial to your scores.

With a drive that missed the fairway by just a few yards, the second shot is impeded. An annoying and too common challenge that this great game of golf throws at us.

But there are options and you can make the right choice when you think about it differently to the obvious and when you can execute some fancy shots (that are not that fancy when you practice properly)

Practicing properly is meaning always shaping your golf shots. Your body will respond when you are stronger in your mind to the shot shape you want to hit. But you need to practice that habit on the golf course and on the practice range.

The first choice of shot is the punch under the branches.
There are occasions when you can try the low-percentage shot, but the goal for most amateurs should be to get into play for your next shot.

But this lesson today should show you that going for it is the safer plan Recovery Golf Shots –

When you’re under a tree and have to keep the ball below the branches, find the easiest way out, grab your 5-iron, move the ball a little back in your stance, and take a short swing with the intent to make solid contact and bunt it back to the fairway. Dropping one shot isn’t so bad, and you might even manage to save par.

For the Second Shot How To Hit A Draw or Hook – Aim your toe line about 5 to 10 yards to the right of where you want the ball to land and swing along it. It’ll feel like your pushing the ball out to the right, but it’s that inside-out swing path that gets the ball to curve in the direction you want. Make a slower-than-normal downswing to give your hands time to turn the club over through impact and draw the ball back to your target

The shot basics for Recovery Golf Shots -are:
1.) Take one less club than you’d need e. Your shot will fly lower and roll further than usual.
2.) Aim your clubface to where you want your ball to end up.
3.) Move the ball 3-5 inches back in your stance.
4..) Swing along your feet line
5.) Keep your club “hooded” on the takeaway. This means keep the clubface pointed down towards the ground/ball rather than the toe up in the classic takeaway.

Your shot will come out hard and turn quickly towards the left (for right handers).

The next time you go to the range, I encourage you to practice this shot. You’ll find that it’s actually not that hard to pull off. If you think about it, some of the most solid shots most players have ever hit were pulls, punches or a hook.

These simple golf swing tips to get out of trouble will come in handy more times than you think.

We have the golf swing and game boiled down to the most simple golf swing tips If you’re looking to get more power and consistency while improving key fundamentals!

Start having real control of your golf game. Be able to hit any shot, at any age, in golf with simple golf tips and lessons.

I look forward to working with you much more in the future with The Art of Simple Golf. Good luck with your golf.

Alex Fortey

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