Short Game Technique
Hi, Dave Cahill here with Cahill Golf at the Cimarron Golf Resort in beautiful Palm Springs. Today I will be talking about another short game technique. It is important in pitch shots that the ball is struck with an angle of descent on the way down. An angle of descent will get the ball up on the club face and kick it up in the air. If you do the opposite and come in level or up you will catch the ball real thin on the bottom of the club.
I like to start most players out by moving the left shoulder and the left hip over to the left side. That increases the club face angle at take away and on the way down. I see a reoccurring problem with many players where they set up properly take the club back with the club face steep but then on the way back they gravitate away from the left side flattening the angle of club face on the descent. Here is a remedy for gravitating away from the left on the down swing. Start out neutral, when you are ready to swing move the shoulder and the hip over to the left staying there then swing. That rhythm is a nice remedy.
PGA Instructor Mike Cahill and PGA Master Instructor Dave Cahill are here to help you play better and enjoy the game more. If you would like to learn more short game techniques please come see us in Palm Springs for golf lessons or visit us for a Palm Springs, CA or Las Vegas, NV Golf School.