As we know, the winter weather can place some serious demands on our golf. Take my advice and add this shot to your arsenal

It’s a shot we would all love to have in the locker. Here’s my simple tips for how to hit the stinger…

How to hit the stinger: The main points

The low trajectory associated with the stinger means it has many uses when on the course. First, it’s easier to keep online and therefore a perfect alternative off the tee if you’re struggling to find the short grass. Second, when playing in the wind, it’s a great option for minimising the loss of distance. So how do you hit it?

In my experience, the golfers who play this shot best have developed their own unique feels they rely on, but there are a few fundamentals to remember that I think are essential.

For example, it’s no secret you’ll want to move that ball back in your stance and keep your weight forward. But to counteract the steeper angle of attack this will create, adjustments to your alignment and release are vital.

Want to learn more? You’ll have to watch the video…

Dan Whittaker is an elite golf swing and performance coach based at High Legh. For more information, visit his website or click here for more advice.