Limit stress with lower loft on pitches


Generally speaking, amateur golfers tend to opt for too much loft when pitching. The more loft you take, the longer swing you need to make and the more that can go wrong!
When you’ve got no obstacles in front of you, I would always recommend you play the ball with a lower lofted wedge like a 52° or 50° wedge to send the ball on a lower trajectory to take stress out of the shot.
This is an especially good option if you under pressure and you need a go-to shot from 50 yards when you are feeling the nerves. The shorter swing should mean you achieve a crisp contact more often. See my other tips and how to play different shots with different trajectories in the video below.