For this shot, you would typically use a 56-degree wedge. But since you’d like to bring the ball in softly with a little spin on it, you should choose a 52-degree wedge instead.
Your backswing and downswing shouldn’t change from your regular pitch shot. This will help you produce plenty of speed at impact.
Release the Club
As you make impact, let the club relax in your hands. This simple movement will let the ball fall softly onto the green, skip a few times, and nestle up right next to the hole.
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High Soft Pitch Shots with Spin
Thanks for another great Hump Day tip, Shawn. I can’t wait to practice it. I was wondering if the type of ball makes any difference here? Also, do you recommend a specific ball types i.e. 2 pc, 3 pc, for players based on their handicap or swing speed?
Anthony–Glad to help with your game.
Anthony–In order for any player to take advantage of the super-balls on the market. Ones ball speed must be at 143mph or higher. 99% of the time the recreational golfer is using the wrong ball.
Shawn, Are you still sending HUMP DAY E-Mails? I am not receiving them.
I love your tips. They are very helpful.
Jerry–yes they go out every week–52 weeks a year.
Only if it works for you on a consistent basis.
Shawn, great tip, THX!!;just one Q..what is the distance to the hole (on the video)?
Thanks–40 yards approx. Ball flew approx. 30yrds–skipping twice and slight roll out.