Pitching to the Green
Swing the wedge don’t steer it
Too often we see golfers take a full backswing and try to decelerate the club to a speed that might hit it 50 yards. In trying to slow the club down, miss hits can occur because you stop swinging the club and start steering it. Some of the errors are pulled, pushed, thin, bladed or fat shots. By shortening our backswing and following through to a full finish you retain stability in your swing and make consistent contact with the golf ball. You want to use your normal tempo or acceleration for all of these shots.
Think of a child on a swing
The practise routine
To set up for a pitch shot you want to take your normal hitting grip. Place the ball in the middle of your stance and have your hips and shoulders parallel to your target line. Your feet can be pointed slightly to the left and your weight should be evenly distributed between both feet. When taking your backswing you want to make sure that your wrists hinge and that your thumbs are pointing up.
With some practice you will be hitting the ball closer to the pin in no time.
See you on the range and good golfing!
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