Use The Correct Swing For Golf Pitch Shots (Video)
Use The Correct Swing For Golf Pitch Shots (Video)

One of the issues with using the correct type of swing for 40 to 50 yard pitch shot, is you can pretty much get that ball to go 40 to 50 yards with any sort of technique. You could stand over the golf ball and just flick your hands at it to make you go 40 to 50 yards. Or you can hit the ball completely with your arms and no body at all; you can always put the ball 40 to 50 yards. So it’s a question of selecting the right technique and it’s not a blend, it’s not necessarily all of your full swing or roll of your bump and run technique it’s a little bit of a blended technique. So we are using some elements in the full swing and some elements from the short game. So for example we are going to have the ball in the middle of the stance, that’s the short game technique. We are going to have the stance a little bit open, we are going to be gripping down on the club again all of short game technique, but then when we hit the ball, we do want to focus on turning the body and having a bit more of a full of follow through. So that’s a bit more of a full swing technique rather than a purely chipping based technique where you are not really turning your body too much.

I think the big key for these types of shots is setup in a position that doesn’t all you need to have too much power and then focus on using your body more. So as I setup to the ball I narrow down on the grip and opening my stance and leaning left, I don’t have much power, then from here, use the body and not overly excessive with the hands. If I was to lift the club with my hands and flick it through that would cause me problems. But I am going to be better at turning my body back, turning my body through and holding this nice tall balance follow through position, to pitch and to chip the ball about 40 to 50 yard pitch shot. So when you are hitting these 40 to 50 yard pitch, use the body to control the line and most importantly the power and don’t use your hands too much.
2016-09-30

One of the issues with using the correct type of swing for 40 to 50 yard pitch shot, is you can pretty much get that ball to go 40 to 50 yards with any sort of technique. You could stand over the golf ball and just flick your hands at it to make you go 40 to 50 yards. Or you can hit the ball completely with your arms and no body at all; you can always put the ball 40 to 50 yards. So it’s a question of selecting the right technique and it’s not a blend, it’s not necessarily all of your full swing or roll of your bump and run technique it’s a little bit of a blended technique. So we are using some elements in the full swing and some elements from the short game. So for example we are going to have the ball in the middle of the stance, that’s the short game technique. We are going to have the stance a little bit open, we are going to be gripping down on the club again all of short game technique, but then when we hit the ball, we do want to focus on turning the body and having a bit more of a full of follow through. So that’s a bit more of a full swing technique rather than a purely chipping based technique where you are not really turning your body too much.

I think the big key for these types of shots is setup in a position that doesn’t all you need to have too much power and then focus on using your body more. So as I setup to the ball I narrow down on the grip and opening my stance and leaning left, I don’t have much power, then from here, use the body and not overly excessive with the hands. If I was to lift the club with my hands and flick it through that would cause me problems. But I am going to be better at turning my body back, turning my body through and holding this nice tall balance follow through position, to pitch and to chip the ball about 40 to 50 yard pitch shot. So when you are hitting these 40 to 50 yard pitch, use the body to control the line and most importantly the power and don’t use your hands too much.