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What does a "knock down" shot mean and when should you use it?

A true knock down is different from a punch shot. Most golfers get these two confused. A good example of a knock down would be if I was playing a par 3 where I always hit a 7 iron. Because of a strong wind in my face however, I felt like I needed more club to get there, so I chose a 5 iron. If I swung hard the ball will balloon up in the air. So what I want to do is club up (a 5 iron) and swing with a slower rate of rotation knocking the ball down under the wind.

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