How to Make Pitches Hop then Stop
This special swing slams on the brakes
By Jim Murphy
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
• Your pitch shots tend to run past the hole.
• You don't get much spin with your wedges and short irons on full swings.
• You try to pick the ball clean on short shots.
You have a good lie in the fairway about 30 yards from the green. The pin is cut in the front if you make your normal pitch the ball will hit the green and run past the hole.
Hit the one-hop-and-stop pitch. It's a crisp short shot that hits the green, takes one hop forward and then bites.
How to Slam On the Brakes
Like most specialty shots, the secret's in the setup. Follow the steps below.