Golf Tips

The Pitch Shot

The definition of a pitch shot is when the ball spends more time in the air and less time on the ground. The way you set up will create the right angle into the ball at impact. Center the ball in your stance with your hands and weight forward—that sets up a downward tilt. Swing your arms back and let your wrists hinge naturally. No need to add hinge. Coming down, feel like your hands stay right in front of your body as your shoulders and hips turn through. You want to brush the bottom of the club along the ground and leave a little bruise in the grass. Brush the grass and pick the ball off the turf without taking a divot. Let your wrist hinge naturally on the follow through. Don't try to help the ball up. It's more of a sweeping action. Give the ball room to hop twice and check up.