How to Handle Small Pitches
Change your setup to soften up your everyday pitch swing
By Kellie Stenzel
Top 100 Teacher
This story is for you if...
1. You'd rather putt from off the green than hit a small pitch because you always catch these shots thin.
2. You think short shots require a slow swing.
You missed on your approach and are sitting a few yards off the green with the pin cut close. You're thinking putter, but the grass is too long to roll the ball safely onto the putting surface.
There's only one: an extra-small pitch. Successfully hitting this shot isn't a matter of force like most golfers believe, but rather a matter of swing length. Make the following setup changes to limit how far you take the club back so you can hit the ball just hard enough to land it on the green using your everyday pitching motion.