Club Selection for Pitches
by, 06-10-2010 at 11:34 AM (14393 Views)
I recommend that you practice using one club for all your pitching. By using one club, you are forced to alter the trajectory for different shots and can hit a variety of pitches. You also gain confidence with a club when you use it for all your pitches. Around the green you should be able to hit high, medium, and low pitches just by changing your hand and ball position; you donít need to change clubs.
I suggest using your 58 or 60 degree wedge and practice the elevator drill around the practice green. In the elevator drill, you hit 3 different shots of the same distance at three different trajectories. First hit the First Floor Elevator, ball back in the stance and hands forward. Then the Second Floor Elevator, ball in the middle and hands neutral or slightly forward. Last, hit the Third Floor Elevator, ball forward and hands neutral or slightly back. All the shots should travel the same distance and launch at three different trajectories; low, medium, and high.