Save Your Round with the Knock Down

Hey, Quite The Chap here for GolfersRX. You’ve had that round. I’ve had that round. The pros have had that round. How do you save that round before you get the urge to snap every club in your bag…in today’s video, you can save your round with the knockdown.

Your blood is pumping, and your mind is racing. The shafts on your wedges look like they can be snapped like toothpicks. You’re having one of those rounds. We’ve all had them. How do you save it? 1) don’t break your clubs. That’s a no-no. 2) rely on your knockdown. A swing that’s not long and loopy and full of shanks and pulls. It’s the counter… it’s tight and compact. And it’s going to help in a pinch.

How do we scrape through the last 6 holes…

– choke down on your grip
– line up to your target with a slightly open stance
– position the ball towards the middle of your stance
– put your hands slightly ahead of the ball
– make a 3/4 swing
– with an abbreviated follow-through

 Save Your Round with the Knock Down Golf Shot

This is going to do a couple of things:
– obviously, it’s going to shorten your swing…less room for error
– having the ball back in your stance is going to help you make contact with the ball before the ground
– having your hands lead the clubface through the ball should help keep your clubface square at impact

The knockdown golf shot. It’s your life raft when the seas get choppy. When everything around you gets loopy and loose, you have a tight, compact round saver. And you’d be amazed at how far you can hit a choked down, 3/4 swing. When you start hitting the ball out of the center of the face…it goes.

Tight. Compact. You can save your round with the knockdown, maybe your life.

Until next time, please keep it simple.


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22 Responses to Save Your Round with the Knock Down

  1. scott December 1, 2020 at 8:32 pm #

    great stuff colby love your 60’s

    • Craig May 26, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

      Great advice. Works for shanks too!

  2. Gary Werner January 5, 2021 at 8:00 am #

    I love your videos. They cover ALL the problems that we’ve ALL had in a short, succinct format. Keep ’em coming!

  3. Bob Dodds January 18, 2021 at 5:23 am #

    At my age, one minute of instruction is about all I can handle anymore so I love your quick, on the spot, demos.

  4. Scott Mahrenholz January 18, 2021 at 5:31 am #

    Colby, your video’s are short, precise, very helpful and funny for us hackers. Great job, Scott Mahrenholz

  5. Bob Kapp January 18, 2021 at 5:45 am #

    Colby, you’ve done it again. A great tip that doesn’t require rebuilding my grip, my swing, my stance, my… my gosh, you’re great.

  6. M Joe Smith January 18, 2021 at 5:49 am #

    Love the Doc RX, great information always spot on. Thank you.

  7. GEOFFREY BOND January 18, 2021 at 5:57 am #

    Your clips are ace, keep it up

  8. Tom January 18, 2021 at 9:16 am #

    Good video. What is the purpose of the slightly open stance? Thanks!

  9. David Bloom January 18, 2021 at 9:24 am #

    A great idea. Especially during the cold, winter months. Thanks

  10. Steve January 18, 2021 at 9:58 am #

    Short, concise and practical. Thanks for the many shot saving tips and technique.

  11. Craig Cline January 18, 2021 at 10:18 am #

    Excellent tip, and I enjoy your light and humorous approach, Colby. Thanks!

  12. Jim Sleeper January 18, 2021 at 11:27 am #

    Love the quick problem solvers…love the personality…love the outcome!

  13. Bill Seres January 18, 2021 at 1:07 pm #

    I look forward to getting your videos. I do try many of the tips you show and always try to “keep it simple”! Keep the videos coming and don’t lose the humor.

  14. Randy Krause January 18, 2021 at 7:20 pm #

    great videos just right amount of information, not to complicated to follow

  15. Bill Brott January 19, 2021 at 9:48 am #

    This is great advice, and I use something similar when it all falls apart on windy days, I swt the ball mack just a tad more and club up 1. Sure is helpful. Same grip, same 3/4 swing.

  16. ALAN H February 21, 2021 at 6:38 pm #

    Colby, you can make this hacker feel normal and allows me to believe I may even have a chance at breaking 90. And you do keep things simple! Thanks for our wisdom, good humor, and positive disposition!

  17. Bill May 25, 2021 at 7:30 am #

    Love the lightness of your instruction. What am I working on? I am 74 plus. Have gained about 15 pounds, mostly in my gut. Have troubles with my balance thru the swing. Help?! Bill Langan

  18. Skip Behney May 25, 2021 at 10:45 am #

    Love the videos. Very informative but I still can’t stop snap hooking it. May have to rely on the knock down more often.

    Thank you

  19. Tom G May 25, 2021 at 1:17 pm #

    Love the tip!! How much distance do you lose? 35%, 45%

  20. BA May 26, 2021 at 7:19 am #

    When I make an effort to keep my hands ahead of the club face for a knock-down the ball always goes right (I am righthanded) of my target. This must mean the face is still open. Should I open my stance more or will that cause a pull-fade.

  21. Jay Landry May 27, 2021 at 4:32 am #

    Colby you have help so much to improve my game with your short videos. I’ve never taken a golf lesson and I’m at a 16 handicap. I’m 67 and started playing when I was 40.

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