28 Nov '13, 5pm
Pitching Perfect- #golftips
One of the most striking characteristics of all great wedge players is the rhythm and tempo of the motion – nothing is ever hurried and the quality of the strike is consistent, shot after shot. When you practice, picture the moves of a Steve Stricker in your mind; pace your swing evenly on both sides of the ball. Luke Donald is another player who displays the same metronome-like quality. And this must be your sphere of focus as you look to develop your skills in this vital area of the game. Work on making half- and three-quarter length swings and simply adjust the beat of your tempo to vary the distance you fly the ball. As per my example above, try making a half-swing at a regular pace with your Gap wedge (and laser the distance you land the ball). Then repeat that same length swing but with a slightly more up-beat tempo, and again measure the results.