Using any sort of loft around the greens can be a daunting thought for golfers. Follow this simple advice and add some versatility to your short game

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, winter really is the ideal time to expand your skillset. Around the greens, golfers often rely on the back foot bump and run but certain circumstances call for something different. Use your time wisely this off-season and learn how to play the mid-flight pitch shot…

How to play the mid-flight pitch shot: The main points


It’s not a power shot so the wide, dynamic stance you’d use for your long game isn’t necessary. Instead, having your feet a clubhead width apart is appropriate.

From there, I like to see a body that is nicely stacked up, i.e. not overly tilted forward or back. And it’s equally important that you distribute your pressure evenly. Moving the pressure forward is great for the low shot, but the objective here is to introduce a bit more height.

Finally, it’s vital you keep softness in your arms and wrists.

Want to learn how blacksmiths hitting the nail on the head applies? You’ll have to watch the video…

This instruction video was filmed at Lumine Golf Club, host venue of the 2019 European Tour Qualifying School. For more information, visit their website.

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