Ty Andersen serves as Director of Instruction at The Ty Andersen Golf Academy, and has been named one of the Top 50 Kids Teachers by the US Kids Golf Company. He has developed seven different teaching programs that are registered with the PGA.
Pitching Clock Drill for Junior Golfers
Clock Pitching Drill for Junior Golfers
Kids, here is an easy way to learn how to pitch the ball. First of all I need to get you thinking like the hands on a clock. What I mean is this.
- If you take this club and hold the grip up at your hand and the clubhead hanging towards the ground that is pointing at the number six.
- If you flip the club the other way that is number 12.
- The sideways are number nine and number three.
Once again I want you thinking like the hands on a clock because I am going to let you swing the golf club. You are going to use that old elephant's trunk that we talked about for so long. Then you are just going to put that golf club in your hand. So if I have to hit the ball a very short distance when I am pitching this ball, all I am going to do I set the club down behind the ball, heel, toe and sole. Put my feet together. Spread them out under my shoulders. Then I am just going to think eight o'clock, four o'clock, tick tock. Eight o'clock, four o'clock, tick tock. Just bring that club back and forth, let it brush the grass. Now if I have to go a little bit further, hands on the clock what am I going to do, I might go nine o'clock, three o'clock, tick tock. It looks something like this. Nine o'clock, three o'clock, tick tock. Nine o'clock, three o'clock, tick tock.
So if you want to improve your pitching, just think like the hands on a clock.
About the Instructor
Highland Oaks Golf Course
904 Royal Parkway
Dothan, Alabama 36305