Golf Tip – Pitch Shot Distance Control

Golf Tip Question

When I’m faced with a pitch shot in the 20 – 50 yard range I have no idea how hard to hit it. I have no feel and it shows! What can I do so I have more feel for these pitch shots?

Golf Tip Answer

Feel on pitch shots is critical. So if you’re standing over the ball without a clue how hard to hit it, then your results will not be very good – ever!

To improve your distance control for a 20 – 50 yard pitch shot, I recommend you put down the clubs and spend some time simply underhand tossing balls to your targets from different distances.

When you do this you’ll notice that the tempo and rhythm will be close to what you should be using when pitching.

And when you’re doing this, experiment and toss the ball at different trajectories and from different distances. After say 15 minutes of doing this, then get out the club you normally pitch with, and before you play a shot imagine yourself underhand tossing the ball to your target. Then use this same feeling when pitching to help you have more feel on these shots.

Doing this will greatly help you to have more feel with your pitch shots. Don’t over think this though, because having good feel when pitching is not about intellect but about feelings. Duh! 🙂

So just transfer the feelings of underhand tossing a golf ball to your target to your real pitch shots, and your feel will improve without really trying.

Try it yourself and be impressed.

That was an answer to a golfing question I have received from one of my students in the online Consistent Golf School. If you would like me to give you a solution to a golfing problem you’re having, simply go here, signup and I’ll do that for free, anytime as part of being a student of the online Consistent Golf School.

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