This is the Pitch Swing Lesson. This Golf Pitch Shots lesson is designed to help you develop your pitch shot swing. We want to hit these tricky short game shots closer to the hole. A couple of good pitches that lead to one putts can really help lower your scores.
This shot needs good technique and great touch. Both of these things can be developed through practice and game experience. Okay...grab your wedges and let's work on your pitch swing.
In order to hit great pitch shots you must set up properly. Here is a quick review of the Pitching Setup Lesson:
When you finish your back swing and are going to return the back to the ball to make contact. This move is very important for any shot in golf. (except putting) You want to make sure that everything from your hips, arms and club are all moving together so that you can have great timing and hit a crisp shot.
Getting the right sequence takes practice but is critical in making consistent contact with the ball. It is only when you make consistently solid contact that you can become a great player of pitch shots. Better pitches means shorter putts which leads to lower scores.
They say that making impact with the ball is the moment of truth...well...they are right. If you have a solid impact position and your club is in the right place, you will make good contact. To make great contact:
A great way to practice a good impact position is to set up for your shot properly. We really are recreating the address position at impact.
To get a good feel, set up for your pitch shot and then turn your hips slightly more towards the target. That is a great impact position. Your weight, hands and wrists have not changed. If you can use the proper sequence in the downswing then you will recreate your address position at impact and make great shots.
The follow through is truly just a continuation of what you started during the downswing. Notice how your body club and arms should continue moving together in one smooth motion.
I know that it seems like a lot to learn for just one shot. But it is certainly worth learning as pitching is a delicate art in golf. You will shoot great scores if you can pitch the ball well.
The tour pros spend a lot of time working on their short game because they know it makes or breaks their tournament result. As for us, we all can't drive it 300 yards every time like a tour pro, but we all have the ability to have a great short game like a touring pro...well, almost as good!!
Thank you for taking the Golf Pitch Shots Swing Lesson. The next lesson in the Golf Pitch Shots Series is the Pitch Shot Trajectories Lesson.
It is very important that you have very comfortable with the setup and swing. Once you are consistent at making solid contact we can move on to playing shots of different heights for varying situations you will face on the golf course.
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