The Proper Mechanics For A Soft Golf Wedge Shot (Video)
The Proper Mechanics For A Soft Golf Wedge Shot (Video)

So if you’ve now decided on the correct club to use for this wedge shot but you now appreciate that it’s not a full wedge. So let’s say we’ve got a 70-yard shot and we’ve decided to take a pitching wedge but your pitching wedge might go beyond 70 yards if you hit it full power. Let’s say your pitching normally goes a hundred. We’ve now got to learn how to take a little bit of power off the shot and for a lot of golfers, we see a lot of mistake in this part of that swing. Where actually what we’ll try and do is just hit the ball more softly so they’ll swing to the top in a full swing and then we’ll just slow down a little bit and not commit to the follow through. And it’s not non-committal that causes a lot of issues for most golfers when they’re playing the shot.

What I actually like to consider doing is actually gripping down the golf club a little bit more, having the ball a little bit further back in the stance, making a shorter backswing and a little bit more of a held off or curtailed follow through effectively finishing low. So if I hit a little pitch here, you’ll see it’s not a full swing but it’s a more held off little finish and I think that will reduce the distance when you hit the shot. In order to control lot as a drill, I will ask you to pick a short target that’s maybe 50 yards away and a long target, maybe 80 yards away and there with the shots, longest shot, short shot, longest shot, short shot and feel how you make longer, more committed swings for the longer target but shorter but still committed swings for the shorter target. By being able to bear with the distance, you hit one wedge, you’ll actually have a lot more control of all of your wedge shots, and therefore lot more control of your distance with inside that final hundred yards.
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So if you’ve now decided on the correct club to use for this wedge shot but you now appreciate that it’s not a full wedge. So let’s say we’ve got a 70-yard shot and we’ve decided to take a pitching wedge but your pitching wedge might go beyond 70 yards if you hit it full power. Let’s say your pitching normally goes a hundred. We’ve now got to learn how to take a little bit of power off the shot and for a lot of golfers, we see a lot of mistake in this part of that swing. Where actually what we’ll try and do is just hit the ball more softly so they’ll swing to the top in a full swing and then we’ll just slow down a little bit and not commit to the follow through. And it’s not non-committal that causes a lot of issues for most golfers when they’re playing the shot.

What I actually like to consider doing is actually gripping down the golf club a little bit more, having the ball a little bit further back in the stance, making a shorter backswing and a little bit more of a held off or curtailed follow through effectively finishing low. So if I hit a little pitch here, you’ll see it’s not a full swing but it’s a more held off little finish and I think that will reduce the distance when you hit the shot. In order to control lot as a drill, I will ask you to pick a short target that’s maybe 50 yards away and a long target, maybe 80 yards away and there with the shots, longest shot, short shot, longest shot, short shot and feel how you make longer, more committed swings for the longer target but shorter but still committed swings for the shorter target. By being able to bear with the distance, you hit one wedge, you’ll actually have a lot more control of all of your wedge shots, and therefore lot more control of your distance with inside that final hundred yards.