Get Up-And-Down To Short-Sided Pins

Chad Phillips

Chad Phillips

Golf Digest Best in Georgia, Top Junior Coach, Director of Instruction - Pinetree Country Club

When you’re faced with a relatively difficult short-sided pitch shot, there are a few things the shot is asking of you: you need to get the ball up in the air relatively quickly, and get it to stop relatively quickly.

In order to do this, we want to move the ball slightly forward in our stance, open the clubface and lower our hands so that the face doesn’t aim too far right of our target.

From there, you want to squeeze the bounce of the club into the ground in order to give yourself as much room for air as possible.