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Pitch shot set-up

July 21, 2016
Pitch shot set-up

The way you set up has a huge influence on the likely outcome of every full shot you play.  The same is true for your pitching. The easiest way to develop a good pitching technique is to begin with the correct set-up.  There are a number of things about your pitch shot set-up which are different […]

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Ball Position for Pitching

December 22, 2014
Ball Position for Pitching

Ball position for pitching influences angle of attack, trajectory and other aspects of your swing and ball flight. The tendency for many players is to play the ball nearer their back foot than the centre of their stance. If you do this, then it’s important to realise that you are reducing the chance of contacting […]

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Lay-up Shots: Great in Theory, but…

December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Lay-up Shots: Great in Theory, but…

Ever heard of the concept of lay-up distances for pitching? The notion that you should attempt to hit your pitch shots to the green from a preferred distance? Great idea in theory.  In practice forget about it. I know this advice goes against an extremely popular course strategy concept; that if you hit your pitch […]

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Over-acceleration kills chip shots

November 27, 2014 2 Comments
Over-acceleration kills chip shots

Over-acceleration can cause thin and fat chip shots (among other nasty results). The secret to improving your contact is to feel that your downswing speed is 25-50% of its normal speed. Here’s why…     Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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Pitch shot set-up

August 18, 2014
Pitch shot set-up

When you set up correctly for the pitch shot you give yourself the best chance of hitting it close to the pin. Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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How to Create Backspin

July 8, 2014
How to Create Backspin

Most players look for backspin by using clubs with more loft.  It’s not all about the loft.  Here’s how you can achieve backspin… Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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Better Pitching Practice

November 18, 2013
Better Pitching Practice

The majority of shots occur within 40 metres of the pin. Pitch shots account for quite a few each round. Improving your pitching practice will lead to lower scores. Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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How Many Wedges do I Need?

August 13, 2013
How Many Wedges do I Need?

We used to carry just two wedges. Maybe showing my age. Nowadays we have so many shot options with different lofts and bounces. How many different wedges do you really need?   Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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