Types of Golf Shots

The most memorable golf shots go ‘straight down the middle’, or arrow-straight at the pin, A Hook shot combined with perfect judgment of the length of shot required. Equally memorable are those occasions when a ‘draw’ or ‘fade’ is employed to take advantage of wind conditions, or to get round an obstruction such as trees.

There are many types of shots taken in the game of golf especialy due to the many different clubs that can be used and unfortunately, not all golf shots are considered to be good shots. The following are examples of many of the different types of golf shots.

The hook shot starts straight or to the right of the target and swings away to the left (opposite for a left handed swinger).

The slice starts straight or to the left of the target and swings away to the right (opposite for a left handed swinger).



The push starts to the right of the target and stays there.

The pull starts to the left of the target and stays there.



The skied shot goes up in the air and little forward distance.

The duff/fat shot is often straight, but with no power.



The thin shot does not climb into the air. The topped shot is an extreme version of this.

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