When Should I Break My Wrists On A 50 Yard Golf Pitch Shot? (Video)
When Should I Break My Wrists On A 50 Yard Golf Pitch Shot? (Video)

So when should you break your wrist on a sort of 50 yard pitch? Quite a common shot isn’t it, just about 50 yards away from the green, got a pitch. A pitch is where we throw up the ball in the air to land over an obstacle like a bunker, okay so that’s what a pitch is. So what should we – how should we play it? The set up is very, very important as you can imagine. First select the club that you want to use. Whether it’s pitching wedge sand wedged is your call, but a pitch shouldn’t be playing really with anything that is less; loft than a pitching wedge 9 iron. So try and keep lots in the category if you can.

When you play the short it’s very, very important to set yourself up, in the correct position. So what is the correct position for this 50 yard pitch? Well the first thing is ball position, think about it – I can’t just set up and put the ball down where I feel comfortable, because the chances are, it’s not correct. It’s got to be precise; you’ve worked your way up the hole so hard to get here, why would you be so blaze about this? Let’s focus on what we are going to do here. So you’ve got your club selected, let’s put it down behind the ball, now this set up, I want to hear a pitch shot here from 50 yard and I want to hit the ball a little bit higher and I want to land it a little bit softer. So I’m going to put this ball further forward in my stands, but inside my hill. I’m going to put the weight 60/40 here on my left hand side, lets just take the club back, I want to push away with my left arms, notice my hands are in front of the club. As I go back, I want to push the club away this position here straight and when I get to here, I want to hinge my wrists that’s the position I want to get in. That’s all you are going to do, nothing more. So let’s go and show that again. As you push the club back, push away with your left arm, everything is one piece, push away, push, push, now hinge. And then from that position here the club then goes back to the ball, as it comes back to the ball, you will notice my hands are in front of the club and in other words they are at impact in the same position they were at address when I first started off. So let’s put it into swing mode to play the golf shot. And when I put the ball, up in the air, so I’ve got the ball forward, if you wanted to play the ball a bit lower, we’ll put the ball further apart to get a lower ball flight, so time and place for both of them of course, but this is the most common one. Keep the way 60/40 keep my left arm straight, and hinge half way back, straight, hinge the ball is gone up in the air, my hand is okay with the impact there, that’s what I got and as I came in my hands were in full to that golf, because I got to the ball and that’s important, because by keeping your hands ahead, guarantees that you hit down, and that’s the sound we want to hear. The idea is we want to hit the bottom of the ball because it’s the club that throws the ball up not your eye, trying to lift it up in the air. The more you try and scoop yourself the more you almost hit the top half of the ball. So there you go, at 50 yard pitch, you’ve now got the fundamentals very simple technique, nothing complicated and remember when you go back yes you might think that shape here, when I went back it looks familiar, it looks like the letter L doesn’t it? And that’s a great way of learning, that’s the position that you should be half way back. So now you’ve got the knowledge, the best part now is to go and put it into practice and see those results.
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So when should you break your wrist on a sort of 50 yard pitch? Quite a common shot isn’t it, just about 50 yards away from the green, got a pitch. A pitch is where we throw up the ball in the air to land over an obstacle like a bunker, okay so that’s what a pitch is. So what should we – how should we play it? The set up is very, very important as you can imagine. First select the club that you want to use. Whether it’s pitching wedge sand wedged is your call, but a pitch shouldn’t be playing really with anything that is less; loft than a pitching wedge 9 iron. So try and keep lots in the category if you can.

When you play the short it’s very, very important to set yourself up, in the correct position. So what is the correct position for this 50 yard pitch? Well the first thing is ball position, think about it – I can’t just set up and put the ball down where I feel comfortable, because the chances are, it’s not correct. It’s got to be precise; you’ve worked your way up the hole so hard to get here, why would you be so blaze about this? Let’s focus on what we are going to do here. So you’ve got your club selected, let’s put it down behind the ball, now this set up, I want to hear a pitch shot here from 50 yard and I want to hit the ball a little bit higher and I want to land it a little bit softer. So I’m going to put this ball further forward in my stands, but inside my hill. I’m going to put the weight 60/40 here on my left hand side, lets just take the club back, I want to push away with my left arms, notice my hands are in front of the club. As I go back, I want to push the club away this position here straight and when I get to here, I want to hinge my wrists that’s the position I want to get in. That’s all you are going to do, nothing more. So let’s go and show that again. As you push the club back, push away with your left arm, everything is one piece, push away, push, push, now hinge. And then from that position here the club then goes back to the ball, as it comes back to the ball, you will notice my hands are in front of the club and in other words they are at impact in the same position they were at address when I first started off. So let’s put it into swing mode to play the golf shot. And when I put the ball, up in the air, so I’ve got the ball forward, if you wanted to play the ball a bit lower, we’ll put the ball further apart to get a lower ball flight, so time and place for both of them of course, but this is the most common one. Keep the way 60/40 keep my left arm straight, and hinge half way back, straight, hinge the ball is gone up in the air, my hand is okay with the impact there, that’s what I got and as I came in my hands were in full to that golf, because I got to the ball and that’s important, because by keeping your hands ahead, guarantees that you hit down, and that’s the sound we want to hear. The idea is we want to hit the bottom of the ball because it’s the club that throws the ball up not your eye, trying to lift it up in the air. The more you try and scoop yourself the more you almost hit the top half of the ball. So there you go, at 50 yard pitch, you’ve now got the fundamentals very simple technique, nothing complicated and remember when you go back yes you might think that shape here, when I went back it looks familiar, it looks like the letter L doesn’t it? And that’s a great way of learning, that’s the position that you should be half way back. So now you’ve got the knowledge, the best part now is to go and put it into practice and see those results.