Why Are Golf Pitch Shots So Difficult
you are very skillful and experienced enough to try and attempt to play
Mickelson lob shot, which i would only recommend attempting
under very special conditions, then you will find out that the golf
pitch shot is one of the hardest short game skills in golf to learn and
pitch shot is usually required from anywhere
within 100 yards of the putting green or when you find yourself in a
position that is too close to hit a full sand
wedge or pitching wedge
shot into the pin. So being able to accurately judge distances becomes
a key factor.
This is one of the main reasons why pitching shots
are so difficult to play. Unlike the full
golf swing where you use the
same length golf swing for every shot or the chip shot which uses a
much easier to control one lever stroke, the pitch shot needs more feel
be able to consistently and accurately judge how far your pitch shots
are going to travel and with how much elevation, means that you need to
have an exceptional awareness of how long your back swing needs to be,
as well as understanding how much you need to open the club face and
where to position the golf
ball in your stance.
Although your ball
position and golf
club face angle can be addressed at setup and before you
even play the golf shot, having that extra pressure of trying to
accurately feel and measure the length of you back swing and follow
through for each individual golf pitch shot that you have to face, can
create additional stress and tension in your muscles.
additional stress and tension that can lead to all sorts of errors and
mistakes, and makes these kind of shots so difficult to master!
Although focusing on maintaing a good rhythm and learning a solid golf
pitching technique will certainly help, the best way to improve
golf chipping abilities is through practice and gaining
If you are serious about improving your
golf chips shots and looking for some inspirational advice on how to
take your short game and golf chipping to the next level, then i would
recommend that you get a copy of Phil
Mickelson's excellent golf
instructional book called 'Secrets
Of The Short Game'
Short Game Books:
Golf Chipping Nets:
Short Game Instruction, Tips & Drills:
To Simplify Your Golf Chipping
having a great golf short game around the greens and being able to play
perfect chip shots every time will to some degree rely on you having
excellent feel and soft touch, there are ways that you can simplify the
golf chipping process...
Time To Use Golf Chip Shots
we look at the best time to perform a golf chip shot, it is important
for you to understand that there is a big difference between chip shots
and golf pitch shots. In simple terms golf chip shots are one lever
Golf Chipping Technique In 6 Simple Steps
of all the short game skills, the golf chipping technique is one of the
easiest techniques to get the hang of and master. Many golfers though,
especially beginners and struggling amateurs tend to try and make the
golf chip shot...
Golf Chipping Tips To Help Improve Your Short Game
from golf putting, chipping in golf is one of the biggest areas that
separates the great golfers from the average ones, so improving your
chip shot techniques with good quality chipping instruction and
effective golf chipping tips...
Are Golf Pitch Shots So Difficult To Master?
Unless you are very skillful and experienced enough to try and attempt
to play the Phil Mickelson lob shot, which i would only recommend
attempting under very special conditions, then you will find out that
the golf pitch shot...
Steps To Perfect Golf Pitching
Why would you want to waste time improving your golf pitching and short
game, when all we really dream about is out hitting our mates with huge
300 yard drives down the middle of the fairway? Although
improving your golf driving...
Pitching Technique To Improve Your Short Game
you can manage to learn to master a good solid and reliable golf
pitching technique that will stand up under any kind of pressure on the
course and will help to produce consistent results for you around the
Important Is Your Short Game?
Touring Professionals, on average hit around 13 greens in regulation!
that means that 5 times per round they will require an excellent short
game, with an accurate chip or pitch shot to ensure saving their par.
Failing to do so on a regular...