IMPROVE YOUR PITCHING
How to loft it or let it run and get a kick-in putt
Two shots you need to know.
You’re 20 or 30 metres short of the green, and the pin’s just a few steps on. You’ll have to y it most of the way. Grab your highest lofted wedge, and take a narrow stance, with most of your weight on the front foot (1).Your stance should be open, the ball well forward, and your grip pressure light.
Swing back to about hip high, and as you come down keep your wrists rm (2). If you ip your wrists, you’ll have trouble hitting the ball solid or getting enough height on the shot. Instead, think of it as a mini swing: Do all the things you do in your normal swing, just to a lesser degree. This will keep you from using all arms, which I see a lot of amateurs do.Turn your shoulders, and let your body pivot naturally.
At impact, don’t try to help the ball up. Swing through and let the loft on the clubface do the work (3). If you close the face at all, the ball will come out low and run. Holding the face open through impact will produce maximum trajectory.