Using a pitching wedge properly involves channeling your energy downward into a three-quarter swing to get the best accuracy. Get more tips on improving your wedge from a professional golf instructor in this free video on playing golf.
Hello, my name is Conan Elliott, and I'm Director of Instruction here at Camas Meadows. Today, we're going to talk about pitching wedge tips. The materials we'll need for this are basically a pitching wedge, the most lofted club, or one of the most lofted clubs in our bag, and a golf ball. But really, you can do it without a golf ball and just work on the technique of your golf swings. Tips for pitching wedges. First of all, it's a short swing. It's not a big swing. We got a whole club, bag full of golf clubs that'll hit it further than this pitching wedge. So, I want to bring my, my energy down; the length of my swing down so that I, if this is a full swing position, I want to be in like a three-quarter swing position and I want to have a smooth motion into a solid left side, right arm across the chest. I want to learn a tempo and a rhythm to my wedge that gives me the greatest accuracy. It's the club that you're asking the most accuracy out of. You're trying to get it close to the hole, close to the pin. So, there's two things you have to do. We have to know the distance that we hit it at, and we have to be smooth enough to be accurate with that distance. If we have accuracy and distance control on our wedges, our scores go way down. People don't practice this shot enough. They practice their driver more than they practice their wedge when actually about eighty percent or sixty percent, seventy percent of our shots that we hit are from a hundred yards in, not from a hundred yards out. So, work, learning to be a good wedge player is essential to being a good player. So, we get a good stance, keep the ball just about in the middle of our stance, left foot slightly back or your front foot slightly, an abbreviated backswing to a posted good, solid left side finish. A good tempo and a good rhythm. So, a three-quarter back, good rhythm. This is Conan Elliott, and that's pitching wedge tips.