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Hitting a Pitch Shot off Hard Pan - Short Game Saturday #97.

Hitting a Pitch Shot off Hard Pan – Short Game Saturday #97.

Hitting a Pitch Shot off Hard Pan – Short Game Saturday #97.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

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Like what I spoke about a month ago when I was talking about the High Lob Shot, this is not for the faint-hearted!  You have to be aggressive with this shot and totally commit to the outcome.  How do you achieve that?  By practicing this shot repeatedly, you gain the confidence to know that this shot is not as difficult as it looks!

The Club:  The correct club here is the 60-degree or lob wedge.  A sand wedge will have too much bounce and will skull the ball over the green.  A lob wedge will always have less bounce than a sand wedge.  So the lob wedge will slide under the ball a whole lot easier.

The Technique: The first thing to remember is that the head of the lob wedge is a lot harder than the hardpan you are hitting.  There is going to be some give in the ground, no matter how slight! 

Keep the clubface square.  Do not open the clubface on this shot.  By opening the clubface, you will be adding additional loft that you do not want. Instead, play this shot like a sand shot and hit 2″ behind the ball.  Be aggressive and take a small divot and make sure you follow through!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for watching – Hitting a Pitch Shot off Hard Pan – Short Game Saturday #97.

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