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Fat-proof Pitching: Stop Duffing The Short Shots

July 18, 2017

Photo by J.D. Cuban

There's something about shots from 30 to 60 yards that give a lot of golfers fits. The biggest problem is making a backswing that's too long, and then, in fear of hitting the shot too far, slowing the club down as it approaches the ball. The typical result is contact with the ground behind the ball—the dreaded fat shot. If this is your issue, here are four ways to make your pitching swing foolproof—or fat-proof, if you prefer.

Illustrations by Todd Detwiler