3 WAYS TO PITCH IT CLOSE MORE OF­TEN

Golf Australia - - PRE-SUMMER PRIMER -

1 FO­CUS ON WHERE YOU WANT THE BALL TO LAND

It’s easy to be­come too fo­cused on the flag when pitch­ing. If you want to hit the ball close con­sis­tently from be­tween 40 and 80 yards, you need to start get­ting pre­cise with your landing area. Think about how the ball will re­act once it hits the green and how it will run out to the hole.

2 KNOW YOUR WEDGE YARDAGES

Most am­a­teurs don’t know how far they hit the ball with their wedges. Ir­re­spec­tive of the tech­nique you use to judge dis­tance on these shots, you need to know how far you carry the ball with dif­fer­ent length swings, dif­fer­ent clubs and dif­fer­ent swing speeds.

3 PRAC­TISE WITH THESE KEY SCOR­ING CLUBS

While most golfers will hap­pily hit drive af­ter drive at the range, or even chip and putt for a while, pitch­ing can be a for­got­ten area of the game when it comes to prac­tice. Most ranges nowa­days have a se­lec­tion of pitch­ing tar­gets, so al­ways keep this part of your game fresh.

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