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Question on Pitching:

Is the ball placed forward or back in your stance when making this flop shot? I would think more forward.
--Darlene G. from Naples, FL

Hi Darlene. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com. I'm excited to get to help you with your game.

Always remember "Left Means Loft", so if you are looking to hit the ball higher, you need to play the ball forward in your stance. Of course there is a law of diminishing returns because if you play it too far forward you could actually top it or hit it very thin. This is because you will catch it too much on the up arc or up swing.

I think you will enjoy these articles here:
The Flop Shot:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/pitching/the-flop-shot/

Your Finish Affects Your Trajectory:
www.mygolfinstructor.com/instruction/pitching/your-finish-affects-your-trajectory/

I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks!

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