Low And High Pitch Shot

Bradley Hughes demonstrates how to hit a low and a high pitch shot.


Now let's say that you were going to drive one now into the breeze where we get a lot of breeze right here at Colonial.

Yeah, so now we got a pin--

Let's say we got a pin in number two. We're playing number two, and the pin's in the back. And you've hit a good drive, and you're down there 80 yards away but dead into a big wind.

So now I want to land it-- obviously we're going to try to land it and get a little roll out of it.

Or skip it forward.

Yeah, exactly. We're going to take the spin off of it a little bit. So now I'm visualizing the shot. I've got the shot in mind. So now my stance is going to be the same-- no difference in the width of my stance. But the ball will be back a little more in the back of my stance.

Do you have a little bit more lean on the hand?

I will. And you'll notice I'll probably use a little more of my legs in this shot.

When you say use your legs, will you're knees--

I'll probably drive it a little more-- drive my knees through. So now, I'm going to be off the club a little bit. So I'm probably going to--

Which is what we want on this shot.

Correct. So now it's going to be more of a low draw as well. It won't be as a straight of a shot. So this probably will have a little bit more of a I would think a right to left spin on it. Because it's going to have a little more draw because I've got the ball back.

We don't want to be hitting fade shots into the wind with a wedge.

Correct. So now I've got to really put some force behind this one. I won't open the club up as much, same width as stance. Ball's back a little bit. And you'll notice the backswing's not going to be quite as far back. And you got a lower finish. Because now I'm trying to keep the ball down beneath the wind-- not beneath the wind, but drive it through the wind.

Where it's not affected.

Because now if the wind catches it, it's not going to balloon on me, come up real short. And I'm able to really control.