Tips to Keep Your Golf Pitch Shots Simple

By Laird Small

Here we are on the beautiful seventeenth hole, there is so much trouble to get in to and I have found some where I have to hit it up and over this bunker, I do not have a lot of green to work with. People think that you have to hit this ultra high flop shot that takes a lot of wrists and the ball stops right next to the flagstick. You do not need to do that. This is just a basic bump and run shot with your most lofted golf club. I can even land it short of the green and it will kick forward right onto the green next to the flagstick. So I have a lot of things in my favor, I do not have to hit this famous shot here where I get way underneath it and try to hit it way up in the air. It is not required. It is a simple basic shot. Take your normal grip, the ball is going to be in the middle of your stance, you will have a little bit of weight on your forward leg and now your thought is just to brush the turf. Back and through just like that. Then take the same rhythm to the shot, set up, weight forward, brush the turf. It landed just in front, popped right up and I have a chance to save my par. Hit the simplest shot possible. Do not go for the fancy stuff unless you absolutely, positively have to and there is no other option. Here there are way too many options that are a lot simpler to execute.


Category: Pitching

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Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650