Dialing for Distance: Controlling Your Pitch Shots

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Everyone knows the length of the backswing is the key to proper distance control with a pitching wedge. That’s common sense. But do you know how to ensure the length of your backswing is correct for each and every distance you encounter on the golf course? If you said the answer is practice, you’re spot on! The secret to controlling the distance of your pitch shot is practicing over and over until muscle memory takes charge for you.

In this quick video lesson, PGA Professional Dr. Gary Wiren teaches you how to dial in your distance for more precise pitching. He demonstrates a simple drill you can add to your training regimen to hone your distance control, and explains what happens to your game when you’ve completed this practice too many times to count. Give it a try and watch your score drop!