This is the Golf Pitch Shot Trajectories Lesson. Every shot you play in golf will have some creativity. When you are faced with hitting a pitch shot, the game is calling on your creativity. You can play this type of shot in so many different ways.
The fun part is choosing and executing the right way so that you can hit your ball as close to the hole as possible. This lesson is to demonstrate the basics of this creativity. You will see how the same back swing, with different finish positions can create different results. This is a very important part of pitching, and the more practice and experience you get the more creative you can be.
The following pictures show different finish positions. What you are really going to work on is hitting pitch shots with different trajectories. This means being able to vary the height that you hit your shots with the same club. This is a great skill to have. You will have a much better short game once you understand and can use this concept.
The concept for hitting the different trajectories is quite simple.
For every pitch shot you face on the course, you should ask yourself one question...
“How would I throw the ball under hand to get the ball close to the hole?”
Use this as a swing thought when hitting your shots of different heights. If you are a right handed golfer, then toss the ball under hand with your right hand. Notice how your palm goes higher for a higher throw. This is the same for hitting pitch shots. The higher the pitch shot the higher you should feel your right palm going towards the sky. This will maintain the loft on your club through impact so that the ball will go higher in the air and land softer with less roll. If you play left handed, follow the same exercise and toss the ball with your left hand.
Thank you for taking the Pitch Shot Trajectories Lesson. The next lesson in the Golf Pitching Series is the Shot Selection Lesson. This lesson will help you decide when to play the different trajectories you have just learned.
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