Pitching Using The Pivot
Use your body pivot for more consitent pitching.
Golf's best short-game players possess great feel and touch, soft hands and an understanding that short shots whether putting, chipping and pitching are just miniature full swings.
Most of the same fundamentals apply, including keeping your body turning toward the target through impact. You need to stay connected -- upper body and lower body turning in sync -- especially when pitching.
Most poor chippers and pitchers are totally out of sync during the downswing. They freeze their body and get very handsy in their delivery of the club to the ball resulting in very inconsistent shot making.
Majority of your weight should be on your left side at the Address Position and must remain their throughout until the completion of the stroke.
Many golfers will transfer their weight to the right side on the backswing and leave it there as the come down through the ball in an effort to get the clubhead under the ball to help lift it into the air.
Even still golfers who keep their weight on their left side on the backstroke will often move their weight to the right side as they turn their hips on the downswing in an effort to get the clubhead under the ball to help lift it into the air.
The clubhead must have a descending blow on the ball in order to lift the ball with maximum backspin.
You should feel fluid and unhurried on your pitch shots, withy a tempo as smooth and as complete as Freddie Couples' full swing.
That helps to synchronize your upper body with your lower body. You should feel as though you are pitching the ball with your big muscles -- shoulders, chest, hips and thighs.
Regulate distance with the length of your backswing and trajectory through club selection and ball position. Don't think of swinging your hands and arms slower or faster.
Above all, keep your torso turning through the shot.