80 Yard Pitch Shot
Golf Lessons: The pitch shot
For the majority of you, the 80 yard pitch is one of the most challenging shots in the game. Due to the fact you are not taking a complete swing, solid contact and your expected distance is seemingly close to impossible. More often than not, you strike the golf ball thin or fat.
Davis Love Jr., had a tip for the “part-wedge shots,” (80 yards and in) that I feel still works well today. Davis revealed how to execute a little hip turn within the backswing and a comparable hip turn on the thru swing…that is similar to the arm swing.
Golf players end up in a quandary with this shot when they swing nothing but the arms or lower their knees. They neglect to let the hips turn back and thru (comparable to a miniature complete swing).
Davis stressed more about the hips turning back and of course simply clearing through, and a bit less concerned with a players hands and arms. Have a go at it, and I really feel you are going to discover your club-ball contact are likely to start to improve dramatically on these partial shots, as will your feel for distance.
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