The PItch Shot

A pitch shot is a shot played with a highly lofted club that is designed to go a relatively short distance with a steep ascent and steep descent.

When confronted with your ball just off the green on closely mowed grass most players are encouraged to use the putter first. If you can’t use the putter then consider hitting a pitch shot. If you can’t do that you may be forced to hit a shot that requires you to throw the ball high in the air, almost like a flop shot. With the pitch shot, you want to keep the ball low, bounce once and then release to the flag.

The Pitch Shot

Brad Myers is the Director of Golf at Hammock Dunes Club. Prior to that Brad was at Congressional Country Club where he had been employed for 15 years, most recently as the Head Golf Professional. While at Congressional, Brad was instrumental in helping them achieve their ranking as one of the “Top 100 Golf Shops” in America. Early in his career, Brad was employed as an Assistant Golf professional at the Kenwood Country Club, also in Bethesda.

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