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Tip of the Day

Lob it High and Soft

As your game improves, you?ll find yourself hitting more greens. When you do miss the green, you?ll need to hit it as close to the hole as possible to set up easy pars. To get up and down from any situation, one must learn to hit the high pitch, which flies over trouble (water, sand or trees) and lands softly near the hole.

The key here is how far you fly the ball. Vary the distance of this shot with two factors -- the length of the swing and how much the face is open. One thing must remain constant -- the ball must be played forward in your stance. The clubface must remain slightly open throughout the entire swing as you can?t hit high pitches with a closed face. A pitch shot is like a sweeping motion, sliding the club under the ball. The arm swing back and forth is key -- match your body turn to the arm swing.


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