Take Control of your Pitching
To control the distance of your pitch shots you should keep your backswing and through swing equidistant, and simply lengthen or shorten the swing length to vary how far the ball flies. BUT even if you do this and do not keep a consistent loft on your clubface at point of impact, then your ball will fly varying distances due to the increased or decreased amount of dynamic loft. I see many players who really struggle with this, so today I’ll explain how to maintain a consistent dynamic loft and master your pitching.
From your address position, you must pivot your shoulders back, keeping your arms moving in time with your body. From your back swing position, focus on moving your chest through impact, allowing it to “carry” the loft on the club face. What I mean by this, is that if your chest leads your movement through to finish position, then this will make it very difficult for your hands and wrists to take over, and alter the clubs loft at impact.
You need to feel that your chest brings your arms and club through to finish rather than you hands pushing or scooping to get at the ball. It will feel as though your hands are very passive and that there is no jerkiness to your swing. This requires some practice, but will make a huge difference to your pitching.
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