GET YOUR SET-UP PITCH PERFECT
The biggest pitfalls I see with shorter pitch shots always start at address. Most amateurs think that they need to lean the shaft forwards, but this actually delofts the club and doesn’t lend itself to a high-ball flight which lands soft with spin. And spin, remember, is control. If you can gauge how far you can throw it and then use the bounce to stop the ball pretty quick, that’s ideal. The best way to do that is by keeping the shaft nice and upright and positioning the ball a little forward of centre to encourage a greater forward rotation. There’s no need to try and help the ball into the air by leaning back. When you’ve got a 60°wedge in your hand, loft can do that – so trust it.
If you do need the ball to spin more for whatever reason, just take a more open stance and set the face slightly open to the target line. But as long as you have good speed and fast rotation, you will create some spin. One-legged solution Hitting off one leg is a really good drill for shorter shots because there’s no way you can slide into the ball and lean back without falling over. Instead, it will encourage a fuller rotation and help to retain balance throughout the shot. Spin doctor