We wish we could guarantee you a round full of hit fairways -- but that’s just not gonna happen. For those fateful moments you find yourself stuck behind a few trees, there’s only one shot that’s going to save you: the punch out.
Brian Crowell, the Head Professional at GlenArbor Golf Club, says that you need to do these three things to get out of the woods and back where you belong in the fairway.
Pick the right club. “You don’t want a club with too much loft that’ll bring tree limbs into play,” says Crowell. Depending on how far you need to hit it, consider your 5- or 6- iron.
Play the ball back in your stance. This will help you catch the ball on the downswing, resulting in a lower flight that’ll run out.
“Make sure your hands drive through, ahead of the ball at impact,” says Crowell. This will ensure that the ball will stay low.