Golf pitch shot technique

Head Teaching Professional, Matthew Naylor has a few quick tips for you for the perfect set up when pitching.

The problem that he see’s with amateurs’ pitching is their set up. Historically, we are told to get the ball back in the stance and have the weight well forward so we can hit down catching the ball first.

Historically, we are told to get the ball back in the stance and have the weight well forward so we can hit down catching the ball first.

What this will actually do is create a steep, downward strike where the margin for error is very little.

This will lead to a lot of divot and digging in the strike, the spine will also be leaning on the ball, a recipe for disaster!


(Above is an example of how you shouldn’t set up your pitch)

What the set up should be is:

1. Ball in the centre
2. Chest leaning slightly to the lead foot
3. Shaft slightly to the target


(The above image shows how the set up should be done)

Keep an eye out for more upcoming tips from the pros. Check out our ‘How to hit a Bunker shot’ 

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