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The Punch Shot is the Best Way to Fight Through the Wind

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The punch shot is a great shot to utilize when you’re battling a headwind.
By taking one-to-two clubs more, keeping the ball back in your stance, and swinging a little easier you’ll be able to keep the trajectory of your ball lower and out of the wind.
As PGA Coach Jordan Thomas mentions in the video below, it’s important to take an easier swing because the more power you generate, the more spin you will put on the ball resulting in a higher loft and launch.
And while we don’t expect you to take this quick tip Thomas and start executing punch shots with the likes of Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland and Tommy Fleetwood, it will help you next time you’re battling a heavy wind on the golf course.
So check out the full video below and if you’re looking for more great coaching to take your game to the next level, be sure to visit PGA.com/Coach to search for a PGA Professional near you.

Jordan King Thomas, PGA

Rancho Palos Verdes , CA

Jordan King Thomas

Director of Instruction

Born in Chapel Hill, NC Jordan was taught by his grandfather since age seven. His Grandpa King was a member of Medinah Country Club his whole life as well as his great grandfather. At the age of 22 Jordan got a job in the cart barn at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, HI. While there, he refined his skills by playing in every tournament possible where he was able to play competitively at a high level within the state. In 2008 Jordan assisted in the opening of the Ernie Els design Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach, HI. While there he earned his Class A certification from the PGA of America working his way to the First Assistant and Lead Instructor. Following his passion, he accepted a job teaching for Jim McLean out of Trump National Doral in Miami, FL. After a few years with Jim McLean he moved to Southern California and helped Henry Brunton open and run his golf academy at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, CA. Wanting to understand more about the idiosyncrasies of clubfitting he accepted a job with Club Champion as a Master Fitter and Master Builder. Through all of these experiences Jordan has been able to learn from some of the best in the business. Currently Jordan sits on the board of the Southern California Teaching Committee. Currently he is head of west coast operations and Director of Instruction for the Rick Smith Golf Academy at Trump National Los Angles. To learn more go to kingthomasgolf.com as well as ricksmithgpc.com

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