Golf Tip – Near the Green

November 23, 2015 Posted by Matt

Near the green

Use a pitching wedge instead of a sand wedge to pitch near the green.  If you try to pitch your ball with a sand wedge, you will need to carry the ball in the air to get near the hole, and then hope for spin to stop the ball.  This is a risky shot that is better for touring professionals.  Use a pitching wedge to get the ball onto the green and land it on a predetermined spot.  Allow the ball to roll about two-thirds of the way to the hole after landing.  In this way, you will remove the guesswork as to whether your ball will spin to a stop or roll well to the hole.  Practice this pitch shot from different distances near the green in order to develop a good feel for it.