If you need some golf pitching tips that will help you when you are around the 60 yard mark then this video is for you. The problem amateurs have with a 50-60 yard shot is that it isn’t a full swing and it isn’t a chip. Steve Bosdosh says that he sees alot of amateur golfers hitting thin shots or fat shots as they are not comfortable with the partial swing aspect of this type of shot. Improving this needs to become part of your golfing journey.

What club you use will depend on the pin position. If the pin is off to the left or right and behind a bunker then you will most likely want to hit a loft wedge e.g. a 54. If the pin is back in the center of the green with no sand in front then you can hit the ball on a lower trajectory. To do this you can use either a pitching wedge or a 9 iron and let the ball bounce and run up to the pin.

Now, you have the correct club in your hand but you are nervous about the shot. Don’t worry, I hear you loud and clear. The more you practice the less nerves you will have but here are some tips to help you out.

1. Relax. Easier said than done I know but the tighter you grip the club the more likely you are to shank the ball.

2. Hace the ball centered, the shaft centered and your weight centered.

3. Take a couple of practice swings. Make nice rhythmic motions, moving your arms with your body.

4.  Aim at only going half way back and half way on your follow through. However far you go back it need to be a mirror image on the follow through.

5. Simply let the ball get in the way of your swing.

Finally, Bosdosh explains you need to think of yourself inside a giant clock. For the lower trajectory pitching wedge you need to go from 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock. P is for pitching wedge and you can remember it with this saying ‘with P go 9 to 3’. For the higher trajectory shot with the sand wedge or loft wedge, think 10 to 2. Watch the video and this will all make sense. These are great simple tips that you can take out with you on the golf course. First pick the right club depending on the pin position. Then simply hit either 9 to 3 or 10 to 2.

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