Junior Golf Alliance of NY

May 262009

How to Make Pitches Bite

Use these tips to get the check, please

By Brian Mogg

GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher
Published: May 01, 2007

The Problem

Your pitch shots fly straight, but they land on the green without any spin and run past the hole.

The Solution

Hit pitches that land on your target then grab the green harder than a miner’s handshake.

The Key

Hinge your wrists quickly on your backswing and then bring your club back down to the ball as fast as you can with your hands and make an abrupt finish. The faster you accelerate then stop, the more the ball will run up your clubface and grab in the grooves. That groove-grab produces spin.
How to Make Pitches Bite
Angus Murray