Pitching with Loft and Distance Control

I’m going to get you back on track with your pitching with golf technique and instruction that you’re just going to love. It’s the reason why you need loft, and here’s why.

A lot of you hit a lot of pitch shots that, after it’s in the air, it maybe has 2, 3, 4 feet of loft to it, and when it hits the ground, it takes off running and runs over the green.

A couple of reasons why you struggle with not getting the ball up in the air:

Number one, you have to start using your pitching wedge or your sand wedge and your lob wedge, not your 9 iron to chip with. You need a loftier golf club.

Number two, check the ball position. Make sure it’s in the middle of your stance and your weight’s on your left leg.

And lastly, make sure that you start hitting down on the golf ball so it’ll go up.

Some golf technique and instruction advice I have to give you is don’t get all hung up on backspin. Backspin’s great, but would you rather have a golf ball drop straight out of the sky, or a golf ball that had a lot of revolutions going backwards?

I’d like the one that drops straight out of the sky. That will slow down quicker than one with backspin.

So, don’t forget, for more loft put the ball in the middle of your stance with a little weight left. But make sure you use your sand wedge and your loftier club, maybe your loft wedge to pitch with, and not your 9 iron or your pitching wedge. Your pitching wedge is okay, but it’ll go off a little flatter.

And lastly, the golf technique and instruction never to forget is, don’t forget to follow through low, so you can hit down so the ball will go up.

Pitching Distance Control

How to control the different distances that you want your pitch shots to travel ?

Now, when you chip you have one golf swing, so your control is from the different golf clubs that you use. If you want to hit a short chip, use a 9 iron. If you want to hit a long chip, you’ll need to use a 5 iron.

But when you pitch, you change your golf swing, not just the club you use. It’s pretty simple but it’s not easy to do. You have to practice it.

The first golf instruction swing tip is if you want a small pitch, your golf club goes parallel to the ground in the backswing. That’s the length that it goes. So, when it’s right at parallel, I’m pretty sure you can tell it’s not up in the air and it’s not just that far back. But it’s parallel.

If you want to pitch it a little bit further, take it back where the shaft is sticking in the ground. The butt of the club is ticking straight down, and this will go a little bit further.

And lastly is when you take a full golf swing but just with the arms, not with the body. That’s your longest pitch shot.

See, I have three wedges. So, I have a 60-degree, my sand wedge, and a pitching wedge. Each wedge has 3 different shots so I have 9 shots total.

If you own two wedges and three different length backswings, that’s six golf shots you have in your bag.

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