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Winter Golf Shots You Need to Master

Winter time brings with it far from ideal golfing conditions which put a lot of pressure on your golf game. Unless you're lucky enough to live in a part of the world with great weather all year round, you'll need to tweak your approach and play certain golf shots more regularly to give yourself the best chance of shooting a score you're happy with.

Following on from last week's collection of 10 Winter Golf Survival Tips, below we list five separate golf shots that you need to have in your locker if you're going to play some great winter golf.

The Low Punch Shot

First up, Chris Ryan helps you gain a general understanding of how to keep the ball low when playing in those biting cold winter winds.

Pro Tips to Master the Wind

One of the best things about The Open Championship (and there are many) is the Open Zone demos by some of the best golfers in the world. Check out a collection of clips below for great tips on how to play intelligent golf in the brutal winds of the UK's famed links courses.

Pure Iron Shots on Wet Fairways

Wet fairways can be extremely unforgiving and if your club bottoms out even a tiny fraction before the ball, you'll be hitting those dreaded fat shots all day long. The boys from MeAndMyGolf give you a few golf swing tweaks to help you strike your irons pure below.

Chip Shots From Muddy Lies

There's no getting away from it, muddy lies suck. They are, however, an inescapable winter reality for many of our golfers. We turn to James Robinson to provide a couple of different ways you can hit it close when faced with a sticky, muddy lie next time out.

Escape Wet Bunkers Like a Pro

Wet sand can strike fear into the hearts of golfers of all abilities, but it doesn't have to be that way. Below Danny Maude explains what you need to know about bunker play in general, and the only real change required to escape compacted sand.

Nail Those Short Putts

If you've managed to hold your game together and are managing to find the green with limited damage to your scorecard, your ability to hole out from close range will be the real difference maker. It's just as important in winter golf to nail those pesky short putts.

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