USE YOUR BODY FOR UL­TI­MATE CON­TROL

Golf Asia - - GOLFING INSTRUCTION -

My fin­ish po­si­tion here tells you pretty much ev­ery­thing you need to know about how to hit a con­trolled pitch from within 80 yards or so of the green. My ch­est is fac­ing the tar­get, my weight is on my front foot and my right arm is drawn across my ch­est. My num­ber one pitch­ing swing thought is to be ‘brave’ through the ball. This is no time to try to ease up through im­pact or to try to get too cute with the swing.

I like to set up with my weight and hands a lit­tle for­ward. From here, the shot is all about up­per body ro­ta­tion. I never get my hands in­volved be­cause, in all hon­esty, I’m not sure what to do with them through im­pact. I’ll only con­sciously bring them into play if I have to hit a spe­cial­ist shot – when I have to launch the ball much higher than nor­mal or to keep it low un­der the trees.

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