100 yard pitch shot video
I am going to show you how I have two shots for key pitching yardages. Remember, your wedges are your scoring clubs and to get the ball close in different weather and ground conditions, and when attacking different pin locations, you need to have more than one option in your armoury.
I have one full swing shot with more loft that goes higher and stops quicker, and one slightly shorter swing shot with less loft than flies lower and spins less.
There are three factors I use to control the distance of my wedge shots: the loft of my wedge, how far up or down the grip I set my hands and how far back my arm swing goes.
I need to stress that you really don’t want to change your rhythm in any way, shape or form to hit different yardages.
I don’t like seeing guys taking a long backswing and then decelerating into impact, that’s certainly not the way to do it.
I’ll show you how to hit one yardage with two clubs by keeping your rhythm the same and controlling distance through the length of the swing and the loft.
My options from 100 yards are either a full swing with my 58˚ wedge or a slightly shorter swing with my gap wedge.
The full swing with more loft will produce a higher flight with more spin. This will be helpful in some scenarios, but not always.
The shorter swing with less loft producing a lower flight and less spin is useful when the pin is near the back of the green and flying the ball all the way back with a full swing is dangerous.
- Full swing shot with more loft goes higher and stops quicker
- Shorter swing with less loft flies lower and spins less
- Use loft, grip position and arm swing length to control distance
- Don’t change your rhythm to hit the ball different distances
- For every yardage, have two shots you can hit the same difference using the different techniques described above.