Pitching – Technique and Distance Control

Mark Brown, Golf Learning Centre, Golf, Lessons, Coaching, Instructor, Pitch, Short Game, Mount Maunganui, Mount, Mount Golf Club, Professional, Expert

 

Pitching is a shot that can be any distance from 10m to 100m so for that reason, it’s a difficult shot to execute perfectly every time, but with the correct technique that becomes much easier.

It really is a shot that is controlled by your body rotation with the arms coming along for the ride, staying very connected to the body.

A great drill to feel this is to use a towel under your arms to get the sensation that the arms and bodywork as one.

There shouldn’t be any sudden hand or arm movement, it’s simply a small rotation back and through with the club collecting the ball.

Mark Brown, Golf Learning Centre, Golf, Lessons, Coaching, Instructor, Pitch, Short Game, Mount Maunganui, Mount, Mount Golf Club, Professional, Expert
 
Mark Brown, Golf Learning Centre, Golf, Lessons, Coaching, Instructor, Pitch, Short Game, Mount Maunganui, Mount, Mount Golf Club, Professional, Expert
 
Mark Brown, Golf Learning Centre, Golf, Lessons, Coaching, Instructor, Pitch, Short Game, Mount Maunganui, Mount, Mount Golf Club, Professional, Expert

The biggest fault we see on the driving range is the follow-through.

 When we pitch we always want to follow through the same amount as we went back on the backswing. So it is very much a mirror image.

In the next tip, we will advance in to:

  • Ball position for flight
  • Speed of body rotation for more spin
  • The 3 different releases we use on the follow-through to influence flight and spin
Book in with one of the Golf Learning Centre coaches today to have a look at your pitching technique
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Mark Brown

European Tour Winner

Mark is a multiple winner on the world stage with his highlight being winning the 2008 Johnnie Walker Classic on the European Tour. 

Mark has also won tournaments on the Asian and Australasian Tours and reached a career high world ranking of 64.

Throughout his 20-year career he has gained invaluable knowledge and experience from world renowned coaches and players.

Mark is now looking forward to passing on the techniques, shots and thought processes you will need to improve your game, no matter what your ability.

Golf Lessons with Mark available here.

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