Pitch perfect

An important part of pitching is picturing the flight of the shot. Having that picture in your mind makes it easier to setup to the ball in a position to create the shot.

A tendency among many golfers is to play the ball too far back in your stance regardless of the flight they’re trying to achieve. This leads to delofting the club, having to ‘back off’ as you return to the ball or needing to flip the clubhead to achieve the flight required.

Instead, try setting up with the ball in the centre of your stance with the shaft leaning just slightly forward, from here aim to return the shaft to that position at impact.

Practice this shot and try working with different ball positions to manipulate the flight. You’ll be pitching it closer in no time…