The secret of hitting a consistent pitch shot is having a sound set-up position. Achieve this and you are 80% towards hitting the desired shot. Ryan Fenwick explains.
The secret of hitting a consistent pitch shot is having a sound set-up position. Achieve this and you are 80% towards hitting the desired shot. On average you will play at least 60% of your shots within 50 yards of the green, but how often do you practise these shots and most importantly, do you know what and how to practise?
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
The PW, 7-iron and 9-iron are the three most common clubs to use when playing a 20-50 yard shot. Challenge yourself to become brilliant with these clubs and then see how quickly your scores tumble down!
SET-UP IS SERIOUS
Place your feet slightly closer together than you would for a full shot and grip a little further down the club for better control. Your ball position should be just forward of centre and keep your sternum pointing at the front of the ball.
Poor set-up is a common fault. If your hands are a long way behind the golf ball, this will encourage you to scoop the ball.
A common fault for ladies is the way they take the club away and lose posture by standing up. This can cause a thinned shot or it’s likely the player will hit the ground before the ball. Distance control will also be lost.
Ryan Fenwick shot on location at Golf At Goodwood www.goodwood.co.uk
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