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The Long Pitch Shot

Pitching from the fairway when you have a lot of green to work with gives you quite a few options. You can hit a high pitch, a low pitch, a medium pitch, a bump and run and even a flop shot. The key here though is to play smart and play the shot that has the highest percentages. In today's featured video Jay Delsing a PGA Tour Veteran and I will show you to play the smart shot.

While most players want to instinctively fly the ball to the back of the hole the smart shot is to use the green to your advantage. With a good read of the green you can use the slope of the terrain to help feed your ball back to the hole. A lower trajectory, running shot is the smart play here. The key points you need to know for the long pitch are:

  • Play the ball back of the center of your stance.
  • Set your hands slightly forward. Make sure they are on the target side of your zipper.
  • Plan on hitting a low shot that bumps onto the front of the green and runs back to the hole by making a swing that is the appropriate length for the distance at hand.

Watch Maria explain and PGA Tour Veteran Jay Delsing demonstrate how to save par from 100 yards and in by mastering the long pitch shot.

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