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Punch Shot Club  

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  1. 1. What club do you use when you have to punch out from the trees (and keep the ball under the low branches)?

    • Driver
      2
    • Fairway Wood
      4
    • Hybrid
      18
    • 4I or 5I
      69
    • 6I or 7I
      34
    • 8I or 9I
      2


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I use a 6I. I can hit it about 120 yards no higher than about 6-7' off the ground. If I hit a 5I, sometimes I de-loft it so much it doesn't actually get airborne.

I use a 7I sometimes when the trees aren't the typical 7' or 8' like we have around here (oak trees, maples, etc.).

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13 minutes ago, iacas said:

I use a 6I. I can hit it about 120 yards no higher than about 6-7' off the ground. If I hit a 5I, sometimes I de-loft it so much it doesn't actually get airborne.

I used to always pull the 5i but since you brought this up in another thread, I started using the 6i (when I remember to). I have the same problem when I punch with the 5i.

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5i, and strangely I had a bad round the other month because I had been practicing this shot and started hitting it better.  For the longest time I would alway catch it a bit thin and I would hit it about 5-7 feet off the ground.  During the round in question I had 2 opportunities to punch out but I flushed them both which, as it turns out, elevates it to about 12 feet.  Both times I hit a branch and it ricocheted somewhere terrible the first time and OB the second.  Since I got yet another try after the OB I finally took delofting it more seriously and hit an excellent shot about 7’ off the ground.

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Typically a 4i.  I feel confident controlling the height, and hitting a low draw with it when necessary (and can sometimes pull off a little bit of a fade as well).

Depending on the lie, sometimes I’ll use a higher lofted club as well.

 

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Hybrid mostly.. for me it glides through the pine needles, leaves etc much better. I'm not looking for distance, just putting back into play. It's a 1/4 to maybe a half swing at best.

A lot of the trees /branches I encounter are very low pines. If it's tree I can somewhat stand under, which is rare, I'll go with a low loft iron. LOL, there are two pines on the course that I play that if the ball goes under them, you're taking an unplayable.

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Depends if my swing is hindered - if not a 4 iron, if it is hindered I will hit a choked down 21° hybrid or a delofted 6 iron

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The longest club i have a uninhibited backswing with. I dont really have a "punch out club" per sea. Depends on the lie, whats around me, and the area I'm trying to leave myself.  Ive used everything from a gap wedge to a driver to punch out low from trees.. 

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7i. Works everywhere for me, hard pan areas around tree roots, pine straw, etc.

Way back in stance, closed face, pop down into it and it also goes about ~6-7 ft. in the air and can get up and go about 100 yards for me. 

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5 iron if I am just trying to get it back out into the fairway and keep it really low. 

If I have a bit more room for the ball to rise, I will use the appropriate club for that distance. I hit punch shots with my 7,8 and PW yesterday. 

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