The Basics Of A Perfect Pitch Shot

Mark Blackburn

Mark Blackburn

SwingU Master Faculty, Golf Magazine Top-100, Golf Digest Top-50 in America, No. 1 in Alabama

Once we get closer to the green and into a pitching position — that is, a shot that carries most of the way to the destination through the air — we need to be sure to keep our arc consistent. Changing our arc drastically introduces a plethora of problems with contact from hitting behind the ball to blading it by getting too narrow. 

Keeping the handle high, we want a middle-of-the-stance ball position, minimal shaft lean and level shoulders. From here, we want to expend a minimal amount of energy independently, allowing our pivot and torso to lead the club into the ball while maintaining our arc even past impact to ensure consistency. 

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