Butterfield Bermuda Championship

Port Royal Golf Course


Instruction

Short Game

Don't Wimp Out On Pitch Shots

By Lynn Marriott Photos by Dom Furore
September 15, 2013

The simplest way to approach a pitch shot is to treat it as a miniature version of your full swing. The distance of the shot determines how big of a swing you need—from 10 yards off the green to a nearly full shot with your wedge.

The most important factors to remember are to trust the club's loft and to commit to making a decisive swing. Many players struggle on pitches because they think they need to help the ball into the air. That causes the upper body to get tense and block a free swing. Commit to the shot and accelerate through the ball to a balanced finish.