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A Complete Golf Instruction On How To Hit A Tight Lie Pitch

One of the many plays golfers will run into on the course is a tight lie pitch. This can be a challenging play since the club head is more likely to bounce off the ground before it makes contact with the ball. Depending on how the ball is hit it can result in a poor shot. When playing the shot, it helps to keep the club at its toe when you hit; in other words work toward keeping the heel of the club upward. This rule can be applied just about any time no matter how tight the lie appears. Here are basic pointers on how to hit a tight lie pitch.

Know the Iron to Use and Get Your Technique in Line

Use a pitching wedge when trying to play a tight lie pitch. Some may consider using a specific iron but helps to use an iron you can be comfortable with. Get your body in position with good posture. Your clubface should aim toward the target just slightly. Players often practice their swing motion before taking the shot. This helps to warm up your swing and gives a visual idea of how your form will be when you take the real one. Think about aspects of your technique and how they will come together when taking your shot.

Elements to Have to Make the Shot Happen

There are a few aspects of the shot to think about before you take it that can make things a little easier. Try to cock wrists early to avoid flipping. Your weight should be on your lead foot from start to finish (of your swing). Work to have good swing motion following swing path along the front of the body. When you setup for the shot maintain open stance and open clubface. Overall, you should work to practice this element to develop positive results and to be consistent.

Good Rotation Should Take You into the Shot

In additional to making adjustments to your stance, when you swing keep movement smooth and consistent. As you move through the swing knees should lead downswing action. When maintaining your swing it will encourage good swing motion to prevent flipping of wrists. Only a minimal amount of upper body rotation is necessary to keep control of the swing and power created behind the ball.