If you haven’t found your way around a tree yet, you will. These types of shots are no doubt, awkward. Don’t expect to set up as you normally would. Assess your lie carefully. Make sure you will not damage your club or yourself by attempting this shot. In addition, it is always a good idea to put your shades on to protect your eyes from flying tree debris. Mine are not on because I decided to take an unplayable—you may, too.
Test the area around the ball. No shot is worth risk of injury to you or your club!
Our goal is to punch the ball back into play.
Quiet your lower body and set yourself as best you can using a PW or 9 iron.
With a punch out, a half backswing at half speed is all you need. Make sure your tempo is smooth, your head is ultra quiet, and your lower body is stable and remains quiet.