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Pitching: Club Selection

When you are out on the golf course, it is so important to have a variety of shots. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by using the same length swing but with different lofted clubs. Doing so will give you a number of different distances...

Chip or Pitch?

A chip shot is considered any shot inside of about 20-25 yards. These shots won’t require a great deal of effort to create the power required to get the ball on the green. Although there is no definitive difference between a chip and pitch shot, as...

How Your Body Speed Affects Spin

Body speed is a great way to increase your spin rate when chipping and pitching. With the club traveling on a shallow path, the body can accelerate through impact. This increases the speed the club head moves past the ball. The faster the club moves...

The Basics of Chipping and Pitching

Stance. When you’re taking your stance on a full shot, you’re going to be standing with your feet about shoulder width apart. You want a wider base when you hit a full shot to restrict your ability to over-turn your lower half. When you...

How Your Angle of Attack Affects Spin

There’s a common misconception that hand manipulation is the only way to increase spin, particularly when chipping and pitching. Although this can definitely help, it will not do so if your angle of attack is incorrect. As is my belief with 85...

Chipping Tight Lies: Handle Up, Use the Toe

This can be a terrifying scenario for many golfers and very hard to control. There are a couple of key fundamentals you can focus on at home which should help you hit this shot with more confidence and consistency. First of all, get closer to the...

Pitching Downwind vs Into the Wind

Here’s a couple of pointers to help you when pitching downwind vs into the wind. Downwind: Chipping downwind, particularly to a short pin, can be intimidating. Knowing the wind is going to make it difficult for the ball to stop can be a helpless...