#98 Web TV: Improve Your Pitch Shot With This Simple Technique

Would you like to know how to improve your pitch shot with this one simple technique?

I’m going to show you something that is going to be really good for your pitch shot as well as your chip shots especially chipping over bunkers, that I really believe you need to be aware of right now so that you can get to work on it.

What we are going to be working on today with your pitch shot is creating softness. Now, my clients know all about this because I get them to do it quite a bit especially in clinics and so on that they come to.  I want to make sure that they are not tense when they go to hit the ball and the problem why we make mistakes is because we get tense.

I’m sure that you are nodding your head right now and saying Tiff, “yes, I get so tense that I feel like my knuckles go white.”  It’s because you hold onto the club so tight.  You can relate, right?

I was like this too when I first started golf I used to grip, you know, grip it and rip it. Which we don’t want to do.

What I want you to do here is to create softness.  You are thinking, how is that going to happen?

I am going to get you to do something out of your comfort zone.  I am going to get you to have a very loose grip.  In saying that, I’m not saying let’s be so loose that the club drops and falls out of the hand.  I don’t mean that.  I mean that you want to have a firm grip so that the club doesn’t move in the hand but I also in saying that I want you to make sure that the hands feel soft at the same time.  Your knuckles don’t want to be white.

How are we going to do it?

I want you to think of ten being almost to the point where you can feel like the club will snap in your hands.  And I want you to feel like one is so limp that it will just twist out of your hand as soon as you make contact with the ball Those are our extremes.

I want you to get around about the five or six mark.  Somewhere in there and then what I want you to do is just do some nice easy back and through shots.  Not a full swing.  Nothing like that, no more than say, a nine to three style shot and I want you to have nice soft hands.

We are just going to go back and through and you can see how the ball just pops off the face. Now, in saying that, you have to make sure that your technique is right.  I’m not saying to have soft hands and then go and do whatever it is that you do because I don’t know what you are actually doing.  I haven’t seen you.  If you are doing your pitch shot technique correctly, you can have nice soft hands and then you can go back and through just allowing the ball to pop off the face of the club.

When you start to develop that softness you can start to create nice chip shots over the bunkers.  You can create nice pitch shots. Even your swing, your full swing is just nice and easy.

Even when you go and play a full swing. Even if you are going to have a full swing and you’ve got nice soft hands and you actually do your action, woo, how easy is that.

It just happens, it’s nice and easy.  Again in saying that, you have to make sure that your technique is right.  But if you can create some softness in your hands, I will guarantee that you will hit the ball better already. Guarantee it.

That’s what I want you to go and work on, go and create those soft hands, nice easy pitch shot and then I want you to leave a comment saying, “you know what Tiff, I tried it and it works.”

That is a secret to playing good golf. I don’t give away too many secrets but that’s one of them.

That is your tip from Tiff for today.

To your golfing success,

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Tiffany Mika

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14 Responses to #98 Web TV: Improve Your Pitch Shot With This Simple Technique

  1. Wendy Phillips February 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    thanks Tiff … will be tried on the course tomorrow!

    • Tiffany Mika February 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

      Hi Wendy

      Fantastic… always think soft hands, not loose hands.

      Tiff 🙂

  2. Ruth February 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    Will try it out tomorrow after clinic. Just live your tips Tiff.

    • Tiffany Mika February 25, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

      Hey Ruth

      Thank you so much. You are very welcome 🙂

      Tiff 🙂

  3. Irene Newport February 10, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    Hi Tiff, I used this tip in Barrenjoey week playing at Mona Vale and my pitch/lob shot over the bunker stopped about 2 metres from the hole. Wow that felt good. I came equal 4th with another lady in Div 4. There were 67 competitors. I put it all down to your teaching. Many thanks Tiff you have helped me love my golf even more. xx

    • Tiffany Mika February 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      Hey Irene

      You are most welcome. Great new about how effective this tip was for you and the great results you got from it.

      Congratulations on coming 4th as well in such a big field. Your persistence is paying off.

      You are very welcome and it is so awesome that you are loving the game even more.

      Tiff 🙂

  4. Dave ONeill February 10, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    Yes Tiff, good tip and very important. Soft hands, well put, without tenseness in the wrists and forearms. Again Byron Nelson suggests to grip the club a bit firmer with the left hand, if right handed, to ensure left hand and left side control in the follow through and of course staying down through the shot. With softer hands, you tend to swing better, freer, smoother and more rhythmic. I will keep this thought in mind. Thanks! -Dave

    • Tiffany Mika February 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

      Hey Dave

      Yes the right hand especially if right handed can dominate. It is always best to allow the left hand to stay in control and allow the right hand to just enjoy the ride.

      And yes you do swing freer and smoother… it becomes a much easier shot.

      Tiff 🙂

  5. Margaret February 11, 2016 at 7:47 am #

    Great tip – looking forward to lesson re controlling distance

    • Tiffany Mika February 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

      Hey Margaret

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

      Tiff 🙂

  6. Margaret February 11, 2016 at 7:48 am #

    Great tip – looking forward to next tip re controlling distance

    • Tiffany Mika February 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

      Hey Margaret

      Controlling the distance will be coming soon… 🙂

      Tiff 🙂

  7. Jenelle February 11, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Amazing! Thanks Tiff. It makes such a difference! I’m now going to continue to practice the soft hands grip and hope to improve all my shots. I think you can remember how I like to hang on like grim death!!! Cheers

    • Tiffany Mika February 25, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

      Hey Jenelle

      No you never held onto the club like grim death… Ha ha.

      Keep working on it. You have a good rhythm so it will benefit you.

      Tiff 🙂

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