Hello I’m Brian Fitzgerald The Golf Doctor.
Today I’m going to teach you how to improve your pitching.
It’s a little bit of a strange drill, but you are used to me using strange drills now.
Today is one of my better ones. I hope you enjoy it.
Okay, we are going to do some pitching today.And when I play with amateurs, most people go wrong when they try to hit pitch shots because they are trying to help get the ball in the air and they are lifting up. They are not necessarily lifting their head, that’s what their playing partners are actually telling them.
But it’s lifting the whole body so they are hitting it on the up and I’ve got a 56 degree sand wedge here. There is enough loft on that 56 sand wedge to get the ball in the air. What I have to do is get the club down underneath the golf ball. So provided my golf club can get down underneath the golf ball, I have a chance at getting the ball in the air so I am looking for a downward strike. I am not looking at hitting it on the up. So the drill that I use to teach people how to hit with a downward strike.
Is to take a normal setup and then get their right foot back here with their toe on the ground and their heel up.
That forces your weight to go on to the left foot, it moves my upper body slightly to the left and that encourages me hitting the ground. So you can see there I’m easily hitting down under the golf ball.
And that’s the type of swing we want to use when we play this shot.
So we take our setup and then I just hit down and the ball went up in the air quite nicely.
It’s a simple drill, it’s effective. If you use that on a regular basis I think you’ll find your pitching will improve.
Thank you for letting me help you with your golf.
I’m Brian Fitzgerald The Golf Doctor.
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