Do you consistently hit your pitches too far?
It could be all about where you are LANDING the ball.
This sounds obvious, but next time instead of looking at the pin when you are about to pitch, look at the spot on the green that you think you should LAND the ball, this will be roughly half way between you and the hole
Quite often we concentrate so much on the hole that we end up landing the ball at the hole and then, of course, it goes over the back of the green.
You need to allow for the roll of the ball, so work out your landing spot and concentrate on that instead and don’t even look at the hole.
This applies to all your short shots: pitching, chipping, and bunkers.
The visual above is from my ‘Passport to Great Golf’ tips book. It’s a great little ‘take on the course with you’, guide with loads of playing and mental tips. Contact me for a copy.
Quick Tip: The length of your backswing and follow through should be the same when pitching and chipping, This allows for a consistent strike and acceleration through the shot and consistent distance.
For a longer pitch use a longer backswing and follow through and for a shorter pitch a shorter backswing and follow through.
Anne Rollo is one of Australia’s most accomplished Golf Professionals as a winner of 22 professional golf tournaments worldwide and with over 18 years of coaching experience.
Anne went to college at San Jose State University and led her team to victory in the 1987 NCAA Championships, finishing her collegiate career named an ‘All American’. She now teaches golf professionally at the Muirfield Golf Club and Dural Golf Range in Sydney, Australia.
Anne Rollo is also the owner and distributor of IceRays, the popular Australian cooling UV sun protection arm sleeves.