What Are Specialty Shots In Golf And How To Master Them?
Specialty shots help golfers get out of trouble when on the course or help them to play holes that are a little tricky. Sometimes these shots can be made poorly and turn the play into a bad memory. But, in some cases some of these shots can save your game or at least keep you from losing points. Few of these shots may have tips and tricks to help golfers get better results.
It has been said the game of golf has many specialty shots, but in this case we can review the most common. For many shots there are drills and additional tips on how to practice them. Some shots are used for certain plays while others could be hit by accident (meaning the golfer didn’t intend to make such a shot when playing a certain hole). Here is a brief overview of specialty shots in golf and tips on how to make them your own.
- Hook shot. This is when the ball makes a curve after it is hit to the left. The clubface is closed when lined up to the target line.
- Slice shot. This shot can be created in a few ways. One of the easiest ways to create this shot is to do the opposite of what is done in a hook shot. Your stance should be toward the left along with your left foot and have a weaker grip.
- Fade shot. This shot is compared to a slice but more of a weaker version. It includes creating a small curve when you don’t want the ball to move in a straight line for more control. Have an open clubface when making this shot and use normal swing motion.
- Draw shot. This shot is a weak version of a hook shot. With your usual swing keep your clubface closed slightly when addressing the ball.
- High and low shots. These shots are self-explanatory. A high shot is used to hit over a tree or when playing firm greens. A low shot is played during windy conditions or to play a ball underneath a tree. A high shot includes putting the ball in your stance more forward and creating a good angle in your spine with good weight shift when you swing. A low shot includes keeping the loft of the club closer to the ground but with a shorter backswing when you come in to hit the ball.