Golf Pitching

  • How to pitch from a bare lie

    14 August 2017

    How to make solid contact when playing a pitch shot from a bare lie Finding a decent strike off a bare lie is all about creating the perfect angle of attack. Too steep and you present your wedge's sharper, leading edge to the ground, and with a very clean lie any contact before the ball results in a duff. But too shallow...

  • How to hit a 70 yard pitch shot

    14 July 2017

    It's one of the fiddliest lengths in golf, but it's a common and vital shot. There are four areas you must master to pull it off It's the length you often leave yourself. Whether it's the third shot on a par 5 or long par 4, or perhaps the second on a shorter par 4, the 70-yard pitch is an in-between...

  • Pitching: Split your hands for a crisp pitch

    07 June 2017

    The easy way to apply a pure strike around the green Fault: Thin/ heavy hits from inconsistent attack angles Fix: Split the hands for a consistent attack and release A crisp strike around the green comes from applying the sole of your club to the turf with some gentle downward pressure. One method of doing this is to work the lead arm and...

  • Pitching effectively

    05 August 2015

    In this instruction video, TG coach Jonathan Wallett  talks to you about pitching effectively. He shows you how to recreate the same feel in your set up and impact positions.

  • Score better in the wind Pitching

    20 May 2014

    It’s easy to think that your pitch shots won’t be affected by the wind because they are travelling less than 100 yards – but this isn't the case. It really helps to develop a lower ball flight when pitching to reduce the impact of any gusts. This is useful downwind as well because while many people expect pitches to fly...

  • How to pitch over water

    Written by Chris Ryan on 10 January 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan teaches you how to pitch over water. He finds that many amateurs decelerate into the ball when face with halve or three-quarter swings , often caused by their body not rotating as it should. So here he shows you a simple way to make sure you don't fall into this trap.  This video was shot...

  • Change your stance for more chipping control

    Written by Gareth Johnston on 06 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston shows you a simple exercise to help you with those tricky 30-40 yard pitch shots. Gareth has found that many amateurs turn their shoulders too much when pitching, leading to overly long swings and a resulting decelerating clubhead at impact. So here is his drill to stop this, all you need to do is...

  • Get your club selection right for tricky pitch shots

    Written by Chris Ryan on 14 November 2012

    In this video TG Elite Pro Chris Ryan takes you through how to select the right club for those tricky pitch shots. Whether you want to land it short and run it up to the flag with a knock-down pitching wedge, or stop it dead with a lob wedge, he's got the answer.   This video was shot on location at Abama Golf Resort...

  • Frisbee feeling to improve pitching

    Written by Kevin Flynn on 13 July 2012

    Golfers that struggle to strike their wedge shots cleanly, consistently, will often attack the ball too steeply with a shaft that leans forward excessively at impact, bringing the leading edge into play. As Plane Truth Instructor Kevin Flynn explains in this golf video tip, feeling that the right palm points up to the sky during the swing on pitch shots helps...

  • Square your stance when pitching

    Written by Rob Watts on 23 May 2012

    When using your short irons and wedges, the tendency is often to cut across the ball. But this will lead to a high, spinning ball flight and a lack of distance. As TG Elite Pro Rob Watts explains in this golf video tip, a simpler way to gain a crisp strike and a penetrating ball flight is to square your clubface...

  • Maintain loft on pitch shots

    Written by Rob Watts on 23 May 2012

    When your pitching action becomes too handsy by flicking at the ball, the likelihood is the clubface is rotating too much through impact, which results in a poor angle of attack, low flight and inconsistent strike. As TG Elite Pro Rob Watts explains in this golf video tip, keeping the loft on the club during the swing will increase the chance...

  • Connection drill for pitching

    Written by Rob Watts on 23 May 2012

    The ability to control the distance on pitch shots relies on the syncronisation of the arms and body during the swing. When the arms become separated, they will often move at a different speed, which also affects the quality of the strike. Under your left armpit is often where the left elbow separates from the body in a bid to help...

  • Nail your plane when pitching

    Written by Gareth Johnston on 09 February 2012

    Swing plane is important on every full shot as it influences both path and angle of attack. To strike pitch shots crisply and accurately, getting the plane right at the start of the swing is especially important. In this video tip from TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston, you can use this simple checkpoint to check your swing plane is correct. This...

  • Tiptoes pitching drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on 02 February 2012

    One of the reasons you may strike pitch shots poorly is because you don’t achieve enough body rotation in your swing. A great drill to increase the amount of turn through the ball and improve your angle of attack is to hit some shots with the right foot up on its toes, as TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this...

  • Pitching Sharpie drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on 27 January 2012

    Golfers that thin their pitch shots often make a conscious effort to keep their head down to stop this from happening. But the head actually needs to move with the body in order to strike pitching correctly and accurately. A great drill to improve your pitching consistency is to place a pen in your mouth. Intrigued? Then watch the video from...

  • Marry up your swing lengths when pitching

    Written by Rob Watts on 24 February 2011

    Pitching is a tricky business. Almost every yardage within 100 yards can cause us problems with distance control, especially if we don’t know how to alter our swing to accommodate. One of the most effective ways of changes the distance we hit our pitch shots is to marry up the length of both the backswing and the throughswing, remembering to keep...

  • Clock face pitching drill

    Written by Chris Ryan on 11 February 2011

    We play more shots from 100 yards and under than any other length of shot so good distance control with our wedges is paramount if we want to lower our scores. The clock face drill, explained in this golf video tip by TG Elite Teaching Pro Chris Ryan, gives us nine different go-to yardages by applying three different lengths of swing...

  • Strike pitches crisply

    Written by Richard Ellis on 29 October 2010

    To get a solid strike on your pitch shots, the most important thing to achieve is to strike the ball first, the ground second. It goes without saying that the way to do this is to descend the club into the back of the ball. To reinforce this motion into your swing, try the drill in this video tip from TG Elite...

  • Add rhythm to your pitch shots

    Written by Richard Ellis on 29 October 2010

    When playing pitch shots, rhythm is crucial if you are going to achieve the desired distance consistently. Once you've acquired rhythm, a simple alteration in the length of swing is all that’s required to alter the distance making it easy to find the flag. To improve your rhythm, try the drill in this video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Richard Ellis.

  • Master the short pitch

    Written by Nick Clemens on 16 July 2010

    It’s too long to be a chip shot and it doesn’t require a full swing. The short pitch is one of those awkward prospects that can often wreck the scorecard…but not any more. In this golf video tip, Scoring Zone Instructor Nick Clemens gives you all the tips you need to master the short pitch shot. After watching this clip, you’ll...

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