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Controlling your Golf Pitching Distances!

Controlling your Golf Pitching Distances!

Today is August 11th, 2018 and we present Controlling your Golf Pitching Distances! Short Game Saturday #100.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Controlling your Golf Pitching Distances!

To help you control your pitching distances use a clock system.  Use your lead arm as the long arm of the clock.  Start with your weight slightly more on the lead foot. Cock your wrists as soon as you start your backswing.  Take your lead arm back to either 7 o-clock, 8 o-clock, 9 o-clock or 10 o-clock.  Pitch to a practice green where you can measure how far the ball has traveled in the air.  In order to control your distances accurately, you need to know the airtime of your pitches, not where the ball finished up.  When you are playing on the course, depending on the conditions, you will know how far to fly the ball and how much you expect it to roll.

The Finish!

The finish is just as important as the backswing.  Try and finish at about 3 o-clock each time.  The reason for this is to control the speed of the clubhead through impact.  Remember, clubhead speed controls distance, so work on this just as much as you work on controlling the backswing.

I call the pitch shot the foundation of the golf swing!  While you are working on your pitch shot you are working on your body rotation, your extension, your release and your clubhead traveling down the line to the target.  All these things will carry over to your full swing and a better golf swing will be the result!

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Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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