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Grant Gulych

Grant Gulych

 

USGTF/CGTF

Master Golf Teaching Professional

Top 100 Instructors Worldwide

2015 World Cup Senior Champion

The Art of Golf Instruction
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Pitching Fundamentals


       Ever had a bunker between you and the hole or water to cross over, well the pitch shot is the shot you need.  When you hit the shot correctly the ball should go high in the air and land soft on the green with very little roll.  The club you should use is either the sand wedge (56 degree) or lob wedge (60 degree). Follow the following fundamentals;  


1) Ball Position

Place the ball forward in your stance (inside front heel)

which opens the face of the wedge allowing for more

Height on the shot.


2) Alignment

Your stance should be open.  Aim  slightly left of your

target if right handed or right if left handed.


3) Stroke

A short back swing with a follow through.  You must

accelerate through the ball on the follow  through or

You will not get any distance.  


4) Weight Distribution

Your weight should start slightly on the back foot

and move forward during the stroke


5) Hand Position

They start slightly behind the ball allowing for

Lofting of the club. Hands move forward during stroke.


6) Wrists

You will notice that the wrists don’t bend in the take away

or follow through.



Think about sliding under the golf ball and allowing the loft of the club to lift the ball in the air. By lengthening your backswing determines the distance of the shot.  If you have this shot in your bag, your score will lower quickly.