If your scores haven’t been improving this season, then maybe it is time to step up the practice around the greens. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting tips and drills to help you improve your short game.
Try this practice routine to dial in your distances around the greens.
30-40 minutes( alternate sand wedge, pitching wedge, fairway wedge)
- Basic pitch shot over a bunker. Start in the rough and hit a few pitches over a bunker to the green. Work on rhythm and wrist hinge. 5 to 10 minutes.
- 10 pitches 20 yards on a good spongy fairway lie. Step off 20 yards and experiment with ball position and landing ball.
- 10 pitches 40 yards. Once again on a good lie, hit 10 pitches and focus where your want to land the ball.
- 10 pitches 60 yards on a good lie. Focus on the length of the swing that you need for this shot.
- 10 shots alternating 20, 40, 60 yards.
- Throw 10 balls down, don’t fix the lies and hit pitches.
- 10 pitches 40 yards hitting to front pin then back pin. Practice high shots, low shots.
The greatest challenges in pitching is being able to control the distance that you hit the ball. Practice hitting shots to different distances. Practice hitting shots taking the club back hip high, then waist high, then shoulder high. Measure how far each shot goes and take some notes. This will give you an idea of how far you can hit shots with your different swings.
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