Learn how to pitch and chip like to pros with these free pitching tips


Continued from proper Chipping Tips page

The clubs best suited for this golf chipping and pitching are lob wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, pitching wedge, and the 9-iron. Different clubs will fly the golf ball to different distances and have different on the ground length of roll of the ball to the hole.

The golf swing instructions I read require some practice to learn pitching. By implementing the golf swing instructions in the practice sessions, I have improved on my swing.

I have read in the golf swing help that the pitch shot is a longer chip shot for the golfer on the backswing. The pitch shot involves a little more body turn on the downswing. I stand with the feet together and point to the left of the ball.

Then I create a small angle in the hips, the knees, and let my weight rest on the heels and the balls of my feet. I also make the feet apart to the width of my shoulder. Using the appropriate clubs I hit the pitching shot. Proper golf grip of the clubs is necessary to chip the golf ball to the hole.

Practice a half swing style of take away and follow through and learn how far your natural swing will fly the ball.  So swing back to 9 o’clock on the golf driving range and back through to 3 o’clock.  This distance should be measured and all of your other practice pitching should be rated against this swing using a pitching wedge.

Once you have an accurate measurement with that swing using the pitching wedge you know have the ability to add variety to the swing by either changing the club or changing the clock position by stopping at either 8 o’clock or 10 o’clock.

Like anything practice makes perfect but practicing the short game will give you the greatest benefit in lowering your golf scores consistently.



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