Struggling to hit your numbers from 50 to 100 yards? We've got a simple range game for you that we think will help

When pitching, chances are you’re more likely to miss long or short rather than wide. Try this practice ground challenge that will help you improve your distance control…

Practice ground pitching challenge: The main points


It helps to recreate conditions in your practice that are similar to what you’re likely to face on the course. That’s why I always encourage golfers to use challenges like this to simulate that pressure environment.

Specifically here, I’ve got 20 balls to hit 10 random distances between 50 and 100 yards, and I’ve given myself a three-yard window short or long in which the ball has to land. It’s a game designed to improve your distance control so don’t worry about missing left or right.

My assistant Andy kindly put his life on the line to help demonstrate but if doing at home, most driving ranges have loads of targets set up which will be suitable.

Once you get down to the last few distances, the pressure ramps up as you try to complete it before running out of balls or to beat a previous best.

Want to see how he got on? 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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