How to hit it the perfect distance – golf – Brief Article
Even good players sometimes have trouble with pitch shots. The problem usually is distance control–hitting the ball too long or too short. Here’s a simple image to help you get it right.
Try to gauge your speed
The usual cause of poor distance control on pitches is overuse of the hands and arms. So the first key to good distance control is to let the turning of your body control the motion of the club. Your arms are just along for the ride, not swinging independently.
The second key is to let the speed that you rotate your body control the distance of the shot. In other words, put your swing on an imaginary speedometer. For a short shot–say, 20 yards–swing 20 mph. For a longer shot–say, 60 yards–swing 60 mph.
You’ll automatically take a longer swing for longer shots and a shorter swing for shorter shots, but all you should think about is rotational speed. Just put in some practice to calibrate your speedometer.
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