Pitching Tips For Any Golfer
Many golfers confuse pitching and chipping as the same thing. Making this mistake can be detrimental to your game.Pitching will let the golf ball have more air time than achip shot. Golfers generally take a pitch shot when they want to shoot over a bunker or when the grass is too deepto chip out.
The pitching shot is not hard to master; once you have practiced the basics, your pitching shot will separate itself from your chip shot.
Many golfers have a tendency to avoid the pitch shot because they don't know the basics.
So let's go over the basics:
1. A pitch shot is a lofted shot that will fly further than it will roll.
2. The best club to use for a pitch shot is a lofted club; usually a lob wedge, sand wedge, or pitching wedge.
3. Golfers should use an open stance with their feet close together.
4. The golf ball should be positioned in the center of the stance.
5. The backswing of the golfer's shot can be waist-high or even a full-swing. This will depend on the length of the shot.
6. The golfer's should turn his legs and body to turn slightly through the shot.
When you use a pitch shot, remember to practice with the waist-high and full swing to become more familiar with the different length shots that may come up when you are out onthe course.
All this information may seem tough to translate into action, but it is important that you master it if you want to improve your game. I personally suggest you have someone watch you and give you advice based on the suggestions I made above.
Try to remember that the further away the green is, the more power you will have to give the shot and the further the club will have to go on your backswing.
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