2 Stance Tricks to Hit a Great Pitch Shot

By Mike LaBauve

I’ve got a way to help you hit soft, consistent pitches from around the green. You’ve got to use your pivot. I’ve seen more golfers try to hit a pitch standing flat footed and that’s sure to lead in a breakdown of the wrist following through. Usually resulting in a skull across the green.

2 Secrets for Hitting Pitch Shots

So to hit this shot I’ve got two keys for you:

  1. First- In the backswing, use just your arms and let your right elbow fold. The left arm stays extended, the right elbow folds, resulting in a little bit of a wrist hinge.
  2. Second- On the swing you are just going to let your hips turn and face the target as you swing through.

Now that’s a shift in my weight to the left side. Starting from a balanced position, letting the hips turn so that all my weight is on the left side on the follow-through. This usually results in a nice high pitch. Watch this one from the waist down. You’ll see the movement of the lower body. Remember to let the right elbow fold. Notice where my weight is at the finish. Two keys is all you have to remember, right arm fold, turn the hips going through. If you do those two things you’ll pitch perfectly.


Category: Pitching
Sub Categories: Arms, Backswing, Follow-Through

About the Instructor

Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283