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Pitching Lessons

  • How to Dial Down Your Wedges

    Gap Wedges to the Rescue...Sometimes Thank God for the gap wedge right? I mean how often do you get caught in no man's land under a full swing with your pitching wedge? For many of us it's a lot and dialing down on a full swing… continue reading

  • The Basic Pitch Shot

    I have always felt that pitching was the "gray area" for golf instruction. There is a lot of conflicting and confusing information out there on how to hit a pitch shot, how to control trajectory and how to control distance. It is also a shot that requires a lot of practice and finesse to really become an expert. I find that there isn't a lot of practice time being put… continue reading

  • The Flop Shot

    The flop shot or lob shot is probably one of the most requested shots in lessons. Almost every student of mine that comes out for short game improvement at one point or another says "I want you to teach me how to flop it". The… continue reading

  • Your Finish Affects Your Trajectory

    Your Pitching Finish Affects Your Trajectory One thing I always stress with my students is that with the short game in particular it's important to be individualistic and creative. Watching all the great players growing… continue reading

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