Marcus Armitage is a professional golfer who will be playing on the European Tour from 2017.

Marcus was born in Lancashire but moved to Yorkshire to pursue his golfing ambition, becoming a member of Howley Hall Golf Club. 

After turning professional in 2008 Armitage earned his living on the EuroPro Tour and more recently the Challenge Tour, where a top 5 Order of merit finish earned him his place on the European Tour.

The 29-year old joined the Pro down the Shack to give us a bit of help in how to hit it high..

The Pro wanted to know how Marcus goes about hitting a high shot..

I pretty much stand to it normal again but I just try and increase the spine angle and hit it more on the up.

I like to see it going left to right because the purpose of it is to be a soft landing.

After seeing the shot the Pro took a look at the trackman stats…

You can see there a little bit more spin, height of the shot was up there and the club path out to in as normal. Good stuff Marcus.

Once they both dissected the shot they sat back down to talk about the key points when hitting a high shot..

  • Move the ball further forward in the stance
  • Increase your spine angle
  • Get a higher launch


The Shack

Come and join us at The Shack for all of the best instruction and equipment videos.

Our head Pro James Whitaker hosts regular guests from the NCG family to fix some of their most frustrating faults and take an in depth look at all the latest equipment releases with our very own James Savage.

Our anonymous big hitter then gives all the clubs a proper test with the two James’ watching on and analysing their data on Trackman.

With a state of the art ShackCart (based on the popular SkyCart) and Trackman software, The Shack is the ideal pace for instruction and challenge with Tour pros.