Pitch Shot

April 4, 2015 Posted by Matt

pitch shotIf you have a pitch shot to a green that is well elevated and the pin is cut close to you, you only have a few options.  If the lie is great, with the ball sitting up in the grass, you could attempt a flop shot by lifting the ball high into the air, but this is very risky unless you have practiced hundreds of them.  A better way to play this shot is to bump it into the bank of the hill so that it strikes the hill and bounces onto the green.  Use an eight or nine iron and aim for about one yard below the top of the hill.  Strike the ball firmly and let the hill kill the shot so that it takes one bounce up and onto the green.  You may not get the ball close, but you will get it on the green and give yourself a putt at par.