What Should My Wrists Do To Hit Perfect Golf Pitch Shots? (Video)
What Should My Wrists Do To Hit Perfect Golf Pitch Shots? (Video)

So, what should your wrists do to hit that perfect pitch into the green? Well, the likelihood is less work than what you’re doing. Most people who tend to play pitch shots tend to get the club selection and tend to kind of go very rustic, very rustic. And you’ll know if you’re one of those people because you’ll find that you’ll hit a lot of poor shots where you tend to thin the ball, that’s where you hit a ball halfway up and it goes very low, turns up no control, or you tend to come in and sometimes catch the ground behind it called fat. So if you’re wristy that’s what tends to happen.

So, if you're watching this clip, I take it that you most probably haven't got that pitch quite right, so what do we do? The first thing is let's go through the whole setup and then talk about this swing, how it should be with the wrists? So, I've selected a to pitch too much and I am going to set myself up with the ball just slightly ahead of centre, not much, just slightly and I am going to put my hands on, and I got my hands as you can see in front of the club face. This is very important so the club is an extension of my left arm. My waist is going to be kept 60-40 on my left hand side here. So I am going to keep that waist 60-40, and from here what I want to do is, I want you to take that club back with your left arm fairly straight. So as I push that club away, my left arm pushes back straight, and that’s where it gets to halfway back, my wrists hinge and it’ll end up in a letter L position. This is very, very important. Now, from that position there, the club will get pulled away from my left arm, the left arm will pull that club down and you’ll notice my hands are still in front of the club. And that’s very, very important because that’s what’s going to give you the consistency of the strike. Remember the letter L going back, how do we get there? The left arm went back and it kept the club straight and then I hinged my wrists, whereas my weight is still 60-40. And as I bring that club down, I keep my hands forward. And by keeping my hands forward, gives me the consistency of the execution, which is where? At the base of the ball, exactly where the club was when I first started. So let’s finish off and put everything together. So, here’s the setup. Ball slightly forward, weight 60-40, hands forward, watch this move of the extension, it’s not going to be a wristy take away, arm nice and straight, but watch the hinge half way back to get to the letter L. So from here, weight left side, push, hinge, execute. Hands are gone forward, the balls gone nice and high, lots and lots of control. And that’s how you play the perfect pitch.
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So, what should your wrists do to hit that perfect pitch into the green? Well, the likelihood is less work than what you’re doing. Most people who tend to play pitch shots tend to get the club selection and tend to kind of go very rustic, very rustic. And you’ll know if you’re one of those people because you’ll find that you’ll hit a lot of poor shots where you tend to thin the ball, that’s where you hit a ball halfway up and it goes very low, turns up no control, or you tend to come in and sometimes catch the ground behind it called fat. So if you’re wristy that’s what tends to happen.

So, if you're watching this clip, I take it that you most probably haven't got that pitch quite right, so what do we do? The first thing is let's go through the whole setup and then talk about this swing, how it should be with the wrists? So, I've selected a to pitch too much and I am going to set myself up with the ball just slightly ahead of centre, not much, just slightly and I am going to put my hands on, and I got my hands as you can see in front of the club face. This is very important so the club is an extension of my left arm. My waist is going to be kept 60-40 on my left hand side here. So I am going to keep that waist 60-40, and from here what I want to do is, I want you to take that club back with your left arm fairly straight. So as I push that club away, my left arm pushes back straight, and that’s where it gets to halfway back, my wrists hinge and it’ll end up in a letter L position. This is very, very important. Now, from that position there, the club will get pulled away from my left arm, the left arm will pull that club down and you’ll notice my hands are still in front of the club. And that’s very, very important because that’s what’s going to give you the consistency of the strike. Remember the letter L going back, how do we get there? The left arm went back and it kept the club straight and then I hinged my wrists, whereas my weight is still 60-40. And as I bring that club down, I keep my hands forward. And by keeping my hands forward, gives me the consistency of the execution, which is where? At the base of the ball, exactly where the club was when I first started. So let’s finish off and put everything together. So, here’s the setup. Ball slightly forward, weight 60-40, hands forward, watch this move of the extension, it’s not going to be a wristy take away, arm nice and straight, but watch the hinge half way back to get to the letter L. So from here, weight left side, push, hinge, execute. Hands are gone forward, the balls gone nice and high, lots and lots of control. And that’s how you play the perfect pitch.